Updated: Jun 4, 2018
The ‘Six Weeks Support’ campaign is now urging the Government to review their maternity policy. They say the difference in pay is leaving some new mothers who run their own businesses struggling with poor mental health.
NHS doctors working for the private doctor-on-demand-app GPDQ funded a study of 104 self-employed mums after noticing their own self-employed patients struggled to cope with running a business and caring for a newborn. Almost half said they had no maternity leave at all.