Statutory Sick Pay Employer Guide

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What does this involve?

Your employees may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), which is £95.85 a week for up to 28 weeks.

You can offer more if you have a company sick pay scheme (you cannot offer less). Company schemes are also called ‘contractual’ or ‘occupational’ sick pay and must be included in an employment contract.

This guide from the UK Government explains SSP in detail, with information on employee eligibility, when to pay sick pay and what proof is needed.

There is also information on sick pay for employees who are unavailable to work for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Anyone who has a businesses with employees.

Next steps

Visit the UK Government website to read the employer guide to SSP. 

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