The Coronavirus outbreak in the UK has prompted changes to the way sick pay works. Instead of waiting 3 days before it can be claimed, employees can claim it immediately.
A person on minimum wage working a 40 hour week will see a loss of more than £230 each week. Those earning more will see even greater falls.
It will leave sick and infected people with a difficult decision to make: stay at home for the greater good, or put food on the table and pay rent.
I suspect the latter will win.
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