As an update to our earlier blog “Coronavirus – Top 5 HR tips for UK employers”, set out below is a brief overview of the recent measures that have been announced by the UK government.
The UK government has previously confirmed that, in relation to coronavirus sickness absence, statutory sick pay (SSP) will be paid from the first day of absence (rather than the fourth).
Today, the UK government (in its budget announcement) has gone further and confirmed that:
This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.