Coronavirus - Sick Pay

Employees who follow the Government advice on self-isolating and have to stay at home and cannot work as a result, will be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from day 1 even if they are not actually sick themselves. This is £94.25 per week, if earning at least £118 per week.

Anyone not eligible to receive sick pay, including those earning less than the average of £118 per week, those working in the gig economy, or self-employed, the Government state they may be able to claim Universal credit and/or contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). If you need money urgently due to the COVID-19 crisis you can apply for an advance HERE.

SME businesses (fewer than 250 employees) will be refunded up to 2 weeks SSP for eligible employees who have been off work due to COVID-19. The Government will be working with employers to set up a suitable repayment method.

Added By: Sharon Worger on 20th Mar 2020 - 14:29
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