Could anyone please advise if Bank Holidays should be paid during periods of maternity leave? We usually pay Bank Holidays in addition to the statutory annual leave entitlement. So I guess I should pay any BH’s which fall during maternity leave. If so, when do they get paid?

Also I have an employee who is taking additional maternity leave. Is statutory annual leave accured during this time?

We are a small company and have not dealth with SMP before so I’d appreciate any advice.