NCT has written to David Cameron urging him to keep maternity & paternity pay in line with inflation and take it out of the benefit cap. In the letter, NCT writes that further cuts to maternity and paternity pay will create money worries for families and can increase stress, postnatal depression and broken relationships.
Belinda Phipps, CEO, NCT said:
“This real terms cut will hit many parents' finances hard. If the Government is serious about valuing families then they should raise maternity and paternity pay and take it out of the benefits cap.”
You can find the full version of the letter to David Cameron here. If you would like to support NCT, please write to your local MP and urge them to consider these changes. A template letter can be found here.