It’s possible to pay maternity benefit straight to company account. This benefit is then paid to employee monthly.
Should this be put as an expense on payslip?
You can set up an addition for maternity benefit that you can use when paying the employee
Under Wages, click on Payroll Deductions. Click on ‘+Add an Addition”. Name the addition “Maternity Benefit”, set it as enabled. Select Yes for affects gross pay (it is an additional payment), and select “No” for tax free. Put 100% in the PAYE field. Review and Save. Now when you create a payslip, you click on ‘+Add an addition’ and select Maternity Benefit, and enter in the gross amount that they are getting.