Employers: What you need to know about Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Since 01 January 2023 employees are now entitled to 3 days sick pay a year. In this article we outline what employers need to know about the scheme.
What is the new Statutory Sick Pay Scheme (SSP)?
- 2023 - 3 days covered
- 2024 - 5 days covered
- 2025 - 7 days covered
- 2026 - 10 days covered
Who is entitled to Statutory Sick Pay?
How is sick pay calculated?
As an employer what do I need to do now?
Whether you already offer employees a sick pay arrangement or not you should seek HR advice on what to do next. If you do not have access to a HR department/company your accountant should be able to refer you to someone that can help.
What records do I need to keep?
- The employee’s period of employment
- The dates of statutory sick leave in respect of each employee
- The rate of statutory sick leave payment in relation to each employee
What if I can’t pay sick leave?
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Date published 17 Jan 2023 | Last updated 26 Jan 2023This article is intended to inform rather than advise and is based on legislation and practice at the time. Taxpayer’s circumstances do vary and if you feel that the information provided is beneficial it is important that you contact us before implementation. If you take, or do not take action as a result of reading this article, before receiving our written endorsement, we will accept no responsibility for any financial loss incurred.
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