Take what your entitled to but your cards will be waiting for you when you get back.
Holidays can be taken but you only get paid after five years service
as far as maternity leave is concerned they tell you at interview sage don't get preggers.
This depends on which part of the group you work for, the business area and your terms and conditions. You can now also buy additional AL via salary sacrifice providing you are not on TUPE Terms and conditions.
All depends on what service you are based at but generally 5.6 weeks annual leave which includes all bank/public holidays. Maternity leave is statuary maternity leave.