‘Six Weeks Support’: Why self-employed mums deserve equal maternity pay

‘Six Weeks Support’: Why self-employed mums deserve equal maternity pay

Dr Kristy Lau, NHS locum GP and one of the founding GPs behind the doctor-on-demand-app GPDQ explains why the campaign can make a difference. “In the UK, self-employed women continue to receive 90 per cent less maternity pay in the first six weeks than their employed equivalents, an injustice that is taking its toll on the health of the mother and her ability to bond with her new child, as 45 per cent have no choice but to continue to work as soon as the day after giving birth,” she says.

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