When you take time off to have a baby you might be eligible for:
There are rules on when and how to claim your paid leave (external link) and if you want to change your dates (external link).
You may also be eligible to get Shared Parental Leave and Pay (external link).
Employment rights when on leave
Your employment rights (external link) are protected while on Statutory Maternity Leave. This includes your right to:
build up (accrue) holiday
return to work