Helen calls on the Minister to increase Statutory Sick Pay

In order to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, it is essential that anyone with symptoms or who is contacted by the test and trace system self-isolates fully for the advised period. However, Statutory Sick Pay is just £95.85 per week – which doesn’t even cover rent for a single bedroom in London, so for many people who are unable to work from home, self-isolation will lead to a devastating loss of income. 

Earlier today the head of the government’s Test and Trace programme admitted that at least 40% of people are refusing to self-isolate and many are too scared to get tested in case they lose work. I asked the Minister for Work and Pensions what is being done to ensure that Statutory Sick Pay is sufficient to enable everyone who needs to self-isolate to do so >>

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  • Niall Adams
    published this page in News 2021-01-26 10:49:52 +0000