What is Statutory Sick Pay?

Statutory Sick Pay or SSP is paid by companies to employees who are off work due to illness or injury. The amount is regularly adjusted by the UK government. It can be paid for up to 28 weeks.

SSP is the minimum that must be paid, although companies can offer more.

SSP entitlement usually starts after employees are sick for at least four consecutive days, including non-working days.

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