I love the Inland Revenue.

I love the Inland Revenue. From the Statutory Maternity Pay rules:

When do I start to pay SMP?
Normally the MPP (Maternity Pay Period) cannot start before the 11th week before the EWC (Expected Week of Confinement – the week the baby is due) and she must be pregnant or have had her baby by then.

Someone should tell the Revenue that most women are pregnant 11 weeks before their baby is born. As a rule.