'Not enough to live on' | UK among worst countries for paid maternity leave

UK among worst countries for paid maternity leave

The UK and Ireland are on the brink of a baby boom, but a new league table comparing statutory maternity pay during the cost of living crisis shows they are falling short compared to most of their European neighbours.

The rankings have been produced by Boundless, a global employment platform, after analysing how individual countries compensated women as they become new mothers. Employers and Governments in Europe are responsible for covering statutory pay for new mothers to varying degrees.

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