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Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

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Useful links for processing Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) in Sage Payroll.


You can process Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) by using Payroll. Payroll calculates the SMP for you.

This article has everything you need to understand the qualifying rules and entitlement. We show you how to record SMP within payroll. 

 NOTE: As of 6th April 2024, both male and female employees can take maternity. This is in accordance with the latest legislation. 

You can read further information on the HMRC site. Statutory Maternity Pay and Leave: employer guide (opens in new tab). 


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