Hi, I wonder if anyone can advise me regarding my currently siutation.
I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and yesterday was informed that my job is at risk of redundancy at the end of December when they shut the office I am currently working in.
They have offered me 2 options, either voluntary redundancy or application for a job in the London office (which is not practical with 2 small children and a 3rd on the way!) and if application for a role is unsuccessful it would result in compulsory redundancy anyway.
My question is this, unfortuantely at the time of my redundancy date I would only be 24 weeks pregnant which is not enough to qualify for SMP or probably any company maternity pay (which you have to be 26 weeks) but would I be entitled to maternity allowance? and would it be affected if I chose to take 'voluntary redundancy' ?
I will have been with the company 3 years and have already had a year's maternity leave (not sure if that is relevant)
Any help you can offer would be apreciated as I don't want to take voluntary redundancy and basically cut of my only income whilst I have the new baby until I can return to work, money is tight enough as it is.
My husband works 6 days a week to earn approx 30k so we are not classified as liable for any income support benefits etc (other than the usual child benefit and a small amount of Child tax credit)
Many thanks in advance