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Pay and Benefits

It's all about you

As part of our overall deal we offer you a competitive package.

This includes your personal financial reward plus access to a wide range of both financial and non financial benefits. In addition, you can expect regular feedback and support to help you develop and progress in your career with us. Your reward package is there to grow with your career.

Our core financial package includes your base salary and core benefits plus (where applicable) our discretionary bonus plan. You will also receive a benefits allowance if you are a manager, senior manager or director. 

You can explore more on these below but there is so much more on offer through our wider benefits which are available to all our people. 

We also have a parental leave package.

Core benefits

Private Medical*

Income Protection

Life assurance

Personal accident

* This now also includes access to a Virtual GP

Optional 'Choices' benefits

Anytime cycle to work

Personal injury insurance

Company Car

Virtual GP service

Travel Insurance

Health screening self

Gadget Insurance

Critical illness

Partner life assurance

Dental insurance

Health screening partner

Childcare vouchers




Around the firm

Employee referral programme

Career breaks

Everyday flexibility

Gems recognition platform

Careers Service

Volunteering day

Professional qualifications

Microsoft Office for home use

Give as you earn

Pennies from your pay

Support for you and your family

Enhanced parental leave

Holiday banking

EAP helpline

Be well work well

Proactive health gateway

Parental coaching

Eldercare support

Work + family portal

Funded backup care

Access to additional perks

Mortgage advice

Discount shopping portal

Free tastecard+

Season ticket loans

Flu vaccines / vouchers

Financial wellbeing

Eye test vouchers

Will writing

Renting support

Corporate hospitality

Parental leave policies

Working parents bring huge value to our firm and we want to ensure that they are supported at every stage.

As well as publishing our competitive parental leave policies and pay, we’re working hard to create a culture where different ways of working are encouraged, our people feel supported taking time out of the workplace for caring responsibilities and they feel confident balancing their work and home lives. We’re proud that many of our dads have taken shared parental leave since the policy was introduced in 2015.

We want to ensure our culture is as inclusive as possible and that opportunities are open to all. In addition to the parental leave package we offer, outlined below, working parents are supported by the firm’s everyday and more formal flexible working policies, in addition to maternity transition coaching, backup/emergency childcare, support through PwC’s parents and carers networks and our Flexible Talent Network and Back to Business returnship programme.

We also offer up to 8 days paid fertility leave to any employee undergoing fertility treatment and up to 2 days paid leave for anyone whose Partner is undergoing fertility treatment to enable them to provide support.

Parental leave policies

Maternity and Adoption

We offer 22 weeks full pay* (known as PwC “payroll cash”), inclusive of statutory maternity/adoption pay to all eligible employees, subject to taking a minimum of 4 weeks leave.


We offer 2 weeks leave at full pay* (called PwC “payroll cash”) to eligible employees, inclusive of statutory paternity pay.

Shared Parental Leave

We offer eligible parents 20 weeks full pay (known as PwC “payroll cash”), inclusive of statutory shared parental pay in addition to full pay for 2 weeks compulsory maternity leave/2 weeks ordinary paternity leave. The number of weeks shared parental leave an employee can access will depend on how they are sharing leave with their partner/spouse, as per the statutory rules. However, entitlement to shared parental pay at PwC (PwC full payroll cash) is unaffected by the level of pay an employee’s partner may receive from their employer. Employees may also be entitled to statutory pay for additional weeks leave depending on how leave and pay are shared, as per the statutory rules.

In order to qualify for full pay, employees must take a minimum 4 week continuous block and leave must be taken within a 22 week pay period starting from the birth/placement date/start of maternity/adoption leave.

In summary, all eligible parents can access up to a maximum of 22 weeks full pay based on a combination of maternity/adoption/paternity/shared parental leave.

Parental Leave

We also offer parental leave, which is unpaid and allows you to take up to 18 weeks leave per child. We have waived the normal statutory rules which require one year’s service.

Qualifying periods, different types of employee, and clawbacks

Day one right or qualifying period?

Maternity/Adoption: day 1 right 

Paternity: day 1 right 

Parental Leave: day 1 right 

Shared Parental Leave: day 1 right


Available to all employees?


Does pay need to be repaid if the employee does not return?