Consultation response to Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into Statutory Sick Pay
As soon as the pandemic hit the TUC exposed three fundamental problems with SSP: the three days that people have to wait before becoming eligible; the exclusion of workers because they do not earn enough to qualify; and the shockingly low level of the benefit, worth £96 a week then. We stressed the significant financial hardship caused by the policy, as well as the limits it placed on the national coronavirus response.
Anjum Klair - 18 Jan 2024
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