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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

By law, employers must pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to employees who meet the SSP eligibility conditions on GOV.UK. These conditions include: 

  • the employee is off sick for at least 4 days in a row (including non-working days)
  • the employee earns on average at least £118 per week (before tax)

Agency workers, casual workers and zero-hours workers can get SSP as long as they meet the eligibility conditions. 

How much SSP is

SSP is £94.25 per week and can be paid for up to 28 weeks. SSP must be paid from the fourth day of sickness.

The first 3 days of sickness

The first 3 days of sickness do not have to be paid. Check your employment contract or workplace’s policy to see if they are paid or unpaid.

More about SSP

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