Could be extended to two million low-paid workers under proposed new measures
The UK government has launched a consultation regarding proposed changes that could see statutory sick pay (SSP) extended to those earning below the existing threshold of 14 hours on the minimum wage. Currently employees need to earn at least £118 a week to receive SSP, but the suggested changes would mean that two million people on lower income could become eligible. The government is also offering more help for those returning to work after sick leave however it is not yet clear whether ‘gig'...
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