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Maternity Pay

You are entitled to enhanced maternity pay of 22 weeks' full pay if you have more than one year's continuous service at the 14th week before your expected week of childbirth.

You will receive statutory maternity pay after your full pay period in accordance with statutory entitlement provisions.

Adoption pay

You are entitled to enhanced adoption pay of 22 weeks' full pay if you have more than one year's continuous service when matched with a child.

You will receive statutory adoption pay after your full pay period in accordance with statutory entitlement provisions.

Paternity pay

You are entitled to two weeks' paid leave at your normal salary to be with your partner or civil partner and child subject to meeting certain conditions.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare Vouchers are available for you to purchase through our salary sacrifice scheme.

The amount you sacrifice in salary for vouchers will be exempt of tax and national insurance providing you with a saving in childcare costs.

Giving something back

Our volunteering policy allows you to take up to 21 hours paid volunteering time each year to take part in appropriate voluntary community activities. This is pro-rated if you work reduced hours.

Cycle2work scheme

You can hire a new bike through our salary sacrifice scheme. We can provide you with a new bike and the appropriate safety equipment, exempt of tax and national insurance, providing you use the bike for commuting or part commuting to work.

Parental leave

Parental leave is an entitlement for parents to take time off work, unpaid, to look after their child or make arrangements for their child’s welfare, enabling a better balance between work and family commitments.

This is in addition to the maternity, adoption and paternity leave provisions.

Employee discounts

U-Benefit, our employee discount site, gives you access to a range of discounts and cashback offers.

You can shop online or purchase retail vouchers and reloadable cards to use in store from a very extensive list of retailers, helping you increase your spending power.