Commentary

(a) The rate of SSP

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(a) The rate of SSP

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(6)     Calculating SSP

(a)     The rate of SSP

There is a single flat rate of SSP payable to all eligible employees. As a result, once it is established that the employee satisfies the lower weekly earnings limit for national insurance liability (as to which see para [78]), his earnings have no bearing on the rate of payment. This has not always been the case. At one stage there were tiered rates measured by reference to normal weekly earnings. However, tiered rates were abolished in 1995.

Since 6 April 2021, the SSP rate has been set at £96.35 per week (see

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