Hi, if you could help me or give me advice that would be excellent! I am finishing my NQT year next month and wanted to ask whether our NQT year was counted as continuous employment together with the year after. I want to know if I'm eligible for statutory maternity pay and for that I need to have been working 26 weeks before the 15 week cut off, I will have been working for more than that if our NQT year is taken into account. I have rang and researched and someone from HMRC have said that they will need to get someone to ring me back because they are not sure and ACAS helpline say that it is included and it should be fine, just need a bit of guidance with this please! Thanks in advance!!