Statutory Sick Pay vs the minimum wage

Statutory Sick Pay vs the minimum wage

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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