Maternity leave debts revealed

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Nearly a third of new mothers go into debt due to taking maternity leave, while one in 10 cuts their time off short to ease financial pressures, a study has suggested.


Some 28% of those surveyed had gone into the red due to their time out of work, typically accruing almost £2,500 in debts, while just a quarter felt financially prepared for motherhood, according to research from uSwitch.com.

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