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(1) Statutory sick pay—Introduction

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(1) Statutory sick pay—Introduction

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B.     Statutory sick pay

(1)     Statutory sick pay—Introduction

The right to Statutory Sick Pay ('SSP') was introduced in 1983 and entitles qualifying employees to a minimum level of pay from their employer during sickness absence. It is paid at a flat rate and for a maximum of 28 weeks. The current rate is £96.35 per week from 6 April 2021: see the Social Security Benefits (Up-rating) Order 2020 SI 2020/234 reg 9. This low level of pay has been subject to considerable criticism (see para [78.01]). It certainly compares unfavourably with statutory maternity pay

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