The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020

  • Government has published the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 (“the regulations”) which come into force from 13 March 2020 (today)
  • Regulations will be in effect for eight months starting from today
  • Statutory Sick Pay will be available to anyone isolating themselves from other people in line with advice from the Government
  • Regulations to provide that SSP will be available from day 1 (not day 4) and allowing employers to reclaim the cost from Government, have not yet been published

Aspire Comment

The amended regulations follow the announcements made by the Chancellor in his Budget on 11 March 2020.

Don’t let the virus become a HR nightmare for your business, if you would like to discuss your sick pay policy and processes, please get in touch with Aspire on 0121 445 6178.

For a full summary of the key points from the Budget, please click here.

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