Issue with SMP calculator

23 June 2017

We have received reports from members that the Statutory Maternity Pay calculator on GOV.UK is not calculating correctly.

We have reported the issues to HMRC as a matter of importance.

It would appear that one of the issues is that the calculation is being completed by taking the total earnings and dividing them by 8 rather than applying the normal calculation of total earnings divided by 2, times 12 and divided by 52.

We will of course keep you updated on this issue.