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  1. Thanks for taking the time to respond in the detail you did. It answers all my questions and more. Thanks again! The 'qualifying week' for SMP is the 15th week before the baby is due, and calculation of maternity pay is based on earnings in the 8 weeks prior to the qualifying week. On that basis, providing that you are continually employed up to that period, and are working for three days a week up until the qualifying week, then your SMP would be calculated accordingly. You must have been constantly employed for 26 weeks at the time of the qualifying week, so you are OK with regard to length of service. You say that you are trying for a baby in the next few months, so providing that you remain employed at three days a week until you are around 5 months pregnant then you will be OK. You must also inform the employer of your pregnancy by the 15th week before the baby is due. You mention that you believe that you would receive £83 per week based on two days a week and that you earn approximately £50 per day, but at the current rates you would need to be earning more than £53.50 per day to receive any SMP, as the qualifying earnings are £107 per week (and at that level you would receive £96.30 per week). If you were earning less than £107 per week then although you couldn't claim SMP through the employer, you could claim Maternity Allowance from DWP - this again is based on 90% of your average earnings. On three days a week at £50, and at the current rate of SMP you would indeed be eligible for £135.45 per week. SMP is 90% of your average weekly earnings (averaged over the 8 weeks prior to the qualifying week) for the first 6 weeks maternity leave, and then 90% average earnings or £135.45 (whichever is the higher) for the remaining 33 weeks maternity leave.
  2. Hello, I am thinking of trying for my second baby in the next few months. I only work two days a week but last week was asked to start doing 3 days. I wanted to say no but have since spoken to a friend who said to check how it will effect my maternity pay. On the calculator online it says I would get £83 p/w working two days a week and if I do 3 days it would be around £135 p/w. What I don’t know is how many weeks before I announce I am pregnant do I have to be doing 3 days? I have been with them 1 year in March. Any info would be great, thanks. FYI my earnings are approx £50 per day. Melissa
  3. All.....my court date is looming, 8th March to be exact. As i have only 2 years worth of statements the amount claimed is estimated and may be inaccurate. Barclaycard assure me they are trying to get missing statements to me as quickly as possible. If these figures reach me after my court date or even beforehand and it works out that my estimated claim amount fell short of the actual amount owed how do i play it?????? confused:confused:
  4. My house was burgled in the week, flatscreen tv nicked. Phoned More than to start the claim, ask me a few questions including any convictions within the last year. I answer yes with a driving conviction 4 years ago...anyway she goes away for a few secs and comes back to ask me did i declare the conviction to which i say i'm sure i did..... At this early stage she has put a few doubts in my head. Firstly as i have renewed the cover for the last 2 years i am not sure if a) i had to declare it, was there something i missed on the form b) I may have declared and am worrying over nothing. As we're talking two and a half years ago i am not sure wot information i gave them. i dont think i would have hidden anythng from them, hence me telling them on the phone about it when making the claim If the worst comes to the worst is it my word against theirs and can i request proof of my application that i have witheld information about it?????
  5. Ok thanks for reply...would be happy to recieve the item i wanted originally rather than refund but not sure they stock it....oh well see what they say tomorrow. If not i have one mukka expresss coffee maker for sale if anyone's interested;)
  6. I purchased a Coffee maker online last week from a website called Red Monkey Coffee UK - Roasted Coffees Beans and Espresso Machines & Accessories Shop.......... seems a decent enough website. Anyway i've dropped a clanger and bought the wrong item...its a stove top coffee maker rather than an elec one. Had a quick read through their returns policy and it lists faulty items etc and nothing for general returns. Before i contact them tomorrow i need to know where i stand with getting a refund. The item is still in box and hasnt been used. Am i legally entitled to a refund??????? Any help much appreciated!!!!!
  7. Has anyone had a any successful claims aganist Barclaycard yet or are any cases close to Court date?????? Hit the jackpot with with Barclays and Barclaycard have now acknowledged on their final day.
  8. Court 8 days and counting.....squeaky bum time!!!! Will i have the pleasure of being the guinea pig or will Barclays fail to show in Court if i dont get a letter off Keith this week???? Gayle Horrocks also in same hearing .....if your a user of this site we could celebrate in the pubs round town afterwards!!!!!
  9. I got told i was being greedy by my other half for going after Barclays and Barclaycard...Funny then that i'm off to court for the former two weeks today and she's got her calculator out already!
  10. or try 02071163869...case management or failing that customer relaions free phone 0800282390
  11. 02071162705, litigation and disputes...good old mr Jermeiah. Might well be a permanent answerphone now though
  12. Yep thats wot i've done...nice big fat bundle of docs now to send off...just need binding then off they go.....19 days and counting:D I've noticed the amount of settlements has been steadily rising over the last few weeks so hopefully i will be joining the list shortly. Surely the courts must be pressing for a test case with the amount of claims going through now and the numbers only going to get larger.
  13. any help appreciated folks. are the dates a mixup on the courts behalf???
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