Maternity leave calculator

Our maternity leave calculator is for members across the UK. It helps to ensure you do not miss any important dates for notifying your employer you are pregnant and your entitlement to maternity leave and pay.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Last reviewed: 4 February 2022
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Use the maternity calculator

​This calculator should be used in conjunction with:

We have made every effort to check the accuracy of the guidance at the time it was produced but there may be future changes to legislation and these will be incorporated as soon as possible.

This tool does not include information on shared parental leave (SPL) which came into force April 2015.

Need help? For questions about any aspect of your working life, our advisers are here to help you. Opening times: 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday (excluding UK bank holidays) and 9am - 12pm on Saturdays.
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