All employees can receive £99.35 per week statutory sick pay (SSP) if they are unable to work due to illness. Employers are responsible for paying for up to 28 weeks.
Businesses cannot pay less that the statutory amount. If you are unsure what a sick pay scheme or occupational scheme entails, then it’s important to note it should be included as part of your employment contracts.
If you employ or manage staff and you believe one of your employees is entitled to SSP or you’d like to set up a sick pay scheme, speak to Employer Advice for bespoke advice on how to handle the issue, tailored to business owners and employers.
For Sick Pay
Employer Advice provides telephone-based advice, 24/7, 365 days per year to employers on Sick Pay and SSP. If you are concerned that you don’t have sufficient provision for a sick pay scheme or you don’t fully understand SSP, the role of Employer Advice is to keep your business safe and legally compliant.
Our team of specialists can ensure that you follow correct procedure, saving you time and money.
Employer Advice has a team of CIPD-qualified experts who can guide you through the entire process and ensure that you have maximum legal protection. Call 0800 470 0613 for immediate legal advice.
Sick Pay and SSP Questions
Commonly Asked by Employers
Are you faced with these questions or any others regarding sick pay and SSP? Call our team today and let us assist with FREE advice based on the ACAS code of practise.
- When does Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) have to be paid?
- Is Statutory Sick Pay necessary if we have our own sick pay scheme?
- How much does Statutory Sick Pay cost my business?
- Are there instances where I have to pay more than SSP?
- Can sick pay be recovered?
- Is SSP paid gross or are tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) deducted?
- How long do I have to pay SSP for?
- In the case of employees who seem unlikely to return to the workplace, is contractual termination possible?
- What do I include in my employment terms regarding sick pay?
Employer Advice are trusted and award-winning UK employment law specialists. We provide thousands of business owners and directors like you with ACAS code-based advice on sick pay and SSP and a range of HR issues.
We understand the challenges of staying compliant in an ever-changing employment law landscape when you are employing or managing staff. We can assist with all issues, whether simple or complicated, and help you avoid costly tribunals.
Call today on 0800 470 0613 or via email and get in touch with our dedicated team.
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