http://smpcalculator.hmrc.gov.uk/SMP1. This is the link for employers to work out how much Smp to pay their staff... And according to this people leaving in jan do not get September pay taken into consideration. They use July and august as the qualifying months- which means that if you are due a tlr or a point scale rise then this won't be considered in mat pay!? I think this is terrible! Any one know a way round it or if it can be changed!?!?