Insurance Age

Maternity law changes draw FSB flack

New maternity rules that came into force last month could have a significant financial impact on small businesses and strain working relationships with employees, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

The Work and Families Act has made fundamental changes to the rules governing both maternity and paternity leave. The length of maternity leave and the level of statutory maternity pay have both increased, and mothers can transfer some of their rights to the father, who now has th