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Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is payable for up to 28 weeks, at a rate of £94.25 per week.  It is paid for the days an employee normally works (called ‘qualifying days’) and is paid in the same way as normal wages, on the same paydate, with applicable tax and national insurance deductions.

Some companies may offer a company sick pay scheme where enhanced amounts are paid (such as full pay) but a scheme can not pay less than SSP.

To qualify for SSP, employees must satisfy the following requirements;

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Key Information Document and Statement of Terms For Employees and Workers

Requirement to Supply a ‘Key Information Document’ to Agency Work Seekers, from April 2020

From 6 April 2020, temporary work agencies must provide agency work seekers with a Key Information Document, before agreeing terms with an employment business.  The document must be straightforward to understand, easy to read and not exceed two sides of A4 in length.  It is intended to provide agency work seekers with a number of pay related facts, along with engagement information.  In practice, this will mean that the Key Information Document will be one of the first things they receive.

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Auto Enrolment Changes

There is a forthcoming change to the way new employers staging dates occur.

Employing staff for the first time after 1 October 2017, legal duties for automatic enrolment begin on the day the first member of staff starts work.

Please see the below links for further details on how the staging dates work from now up to October 17, and please feel free to contact us if you have any further queries;

www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/employers/employing-staff-for-the-first-time.aspx

www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/employers/employing-someone-between-2-april-2017-and-30-september-2017.aspx

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