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Statutory Sick Pay: Public Consultation

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 123697, tabled on 18 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the Government's proposed consultation on statutory sick pay.

Answered on

25 January 2018

As announced in Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, we want to see a reformed Statutory Sick Pay system which supports more flexible working, for example to support phased returns to work. We are taking forward further policy development and will bring forward a consultation on these changes, as well as any other SSP changes we identify in our wider work, before bringing forward this reform.

We are also considering Matthew Taylor’s further recommendations about SSP and how to make sure the appropriate balance of incentives and expectations is in place for employers.

We plan to report back on preliminary work later this year.