The Reality Cheque: Living on Statutory Sick Pay for a week

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The Reality Cheque: Living on Statutory Sick Pay for a week

Amanda Curwood, head of tactical projects at protection intermediary LifeSearch, has been living on statutory sick pay for a week to promote the values of income protection and better understand the realities of life on a strict budget. This is the story of her week.

Monday 16th Jan - 9:30 So, after paying my bills I'm left with £48 for the week*. I am confident I can do this. I don't spend a lot Mon-Fri anyway, the weekend may be a little tricky especially as I have a pre-arranged night out on Friday but with careful planning I reckon this is completely doable. I have bought some ingredients ready for my homemade lunches and evening meals that came to approximately £15, so I'm down to £33. 11am - "Mum can you top my account up please" - I hadn't...

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