Sick pay

Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

Mind the disability gap: why small business must not be a no-go area for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

Small businesses are often thought of as something of a no-go area for occupational health provision and support – not...

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Self-isolation, testing and SSP: employers’ questions answered

16 Sep 2020

The UK may be on the cusp of a second coronavirus wave. Results from a population based study suggested the...

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TUC on statutory sick pay: ‘fix this gaping hole’

10 Sep 2020

Two in five workers will be unable to pay their bills if they have to self-isolate for two weeks on...

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Low paid workers will receive £13 per day to self-isolate

27 Aug 2020

Workers on low incomes in parts of England with high rates of Covid-19 will be able to claim £13 per...

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Mayors launch campaign for self-isolation ‘wages’

10 Aug 2020

Time Out to Help Out campaign aimed at ensuring employees are paid their full normal wage if they are requested to self-isolate and are unable to work from home.

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Spanish holidays: how should employers handle staff quarantine?

27 Jul 2020

Employers should prepare policies that outline how they will handle employees who are forced to quarantine after travelling abroad.

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Pay rise budgets axed as employers slash costs

9 Jul 2020

Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

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Extend sick pay rebate to larger firms, recruitment bodies urge

25 Jun 2020

Bodies representing the recruitment sector have urged the Treasury to extend the 14-day statutory sick pay rebate to businesses with...

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Shielding employees can return to work from August

23 Jun 2020

People who are ‘shielding’ will be able to return to the workplace from 1 August, health secretary Matt Hancock has...

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Statutory sick pay rebate: how to prepare your payroll

23 Jun 2020

Small firms are now able to make a claim for a rebate for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay, but do they...

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Uber drivers in court over ministers’ failure to help gig workers

11 Jun 2020

The High Court today hears a case brought by drivers and the IWGB over Treasury's failure to protect precarious workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Establish ‘wage boards’ to address low-paid workers’ earnings

4 Jun 2020

The government should introduce a ‘new settlement’ for low paid workers, giving them more control over the hours they work...

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‘Extend statutory sick pay to all self isolating employees’, ministers urged

28 May 2020

Government warned that fear of hardship could undermine effectiveness of track and trace.

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Statutory sick pay rebate scheme launched

26 May 2020

Employers are now able to recover any coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP), with HM Revenue & Customs accepting applications from...

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