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I personally didn't have any experience with it, but I had my friend who had a horrible experience while on Maternity, they won't renew your contract giving stupid reasons. And have some non-helping managers around, who don't provide any kind of support. She finally ended losing her job while on maternity and had to go for state maternity pay. BBC itself has some nice benefits for maternity, not sure if someone gets it.
I did not personally experience this, but I am aware that the maternity and paternity leave are widely regarded as a generous allowance.