statutory sick pay

Example - Weekly paid employee

Statutory Sick Pay Guide for Employers (2011-2012)

This Sick Pay Guide is reference only. For the most up-to-date advice see the Statutory Sick Pay Guide for Employers (2012-2013) Including Statutory Sick Pay rates and tables. Use from 6 April 2011 to 5 April 2012 Help and guidance Help and guidance is available from the following sources. The Internet Go to Online services For more information about online services go to For help using HMRC’s online services contact the Online Service Helpdesk by: email or phone 0845 60 55 999. Basic PAYE Tools (formerly the Employer CD-ROM) The Basic PAYE Tools contains a number of calculators and most of the forms you will need to help you run your payroll throughout the year including: a P11 Calculator that will work ou... »

Statement of Fitness for Work (The Fit Note)

Statement of Fitness for Work (The Fit Note)

“From Sick Note to Fit Note” Summary From 6 April 2010 the sick note changed to become a fit note. Sick notes (or Medical Statements) are the forms issued by doctors to people when they are ill or injured. They provide advice about whether or not an individual with a health condition is fit for work. They are commonly used by employers as evidence that an employee cannot work for sick pay purposes. Many people with health conditions can, with some basic support from their employer, work as they recover from their condition. This helps the individual because for many people work can help recovery and also benefits the employer by reducing sickness absence. Under the sick note system, doctors could only advise their patient on whether their health condition meant that they should... »

Holiday Annual Leave

Long-term sick entitled to Holiday Pay

Employees on long–term sick leave are entitled to take the holiday pay they have accrued when they return to work, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. In a decision that clarifies the law after years of uncertainty, the ECJ ruling states that employees must be compensated for annual leave not taken, and will be entitled to four weeks’ holiday pay for each year they are absent from work. Additionally, employees who have been sacked or have left an employer could be entitled to pay equal to any time they could not take as leave while off sick, on top of any redundancy or termination payment. The ruling comes as a result of a case brought by a group of HM Revenue & Customs employees who were denied holiday pay after returning from sick leave. According to employment... »

Working Time Directive

Agency Worker reforms go ahead

The European Parliament has agreed to an EU directive which will give temporary workers the same employment rights as permanent staff. The directive will give agency staff equal employment rights after 12 weeks on the job. This means they would receive equal pay and holiday entitlements, as well as the right to regular work breaks. However, temporary workers will be exempt from certain benefits, including sick pay and pensions. EU member states now have three years to implement the directive, but the UK Government has promised to act quickly by introducing draft legislation in early 2009. The UK has accepted the EU directive in return for being allowed to retain its opt–out from the Working Time Directive, including the 48–hour working week. According to the Federation of Small... »

Statutory Sick Pay, Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay and Adoption Pay Rates 2009-2010

Statutory Payment rates – The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) rates for 2009-2010 are shown below. Lower Earnings Limit The Lower Earnings limit for 2009-2010 is: Weekly £95 and Monthly £412 SSP The weekly rate for days of sick absence commencing on or after, 6 April 2009 is £79.15. SSP daily rates table for days of sickness from 6 April 2009 to 5 April 2010 *Un-rounded daily rates No of QDs in week No of days to pay     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 £   £ £ £ £ £ £ £ 11.3071 7 11.31 22.62 33.93 45.23 56.54 67.85 79.15 13.1916 6 13.20 26.39 39.58 52.77 65.96 79.15   15.8300 5 15.83 31.66 47.49 63.32 79.15     19.7875 4... »

Statutory Sick Pay, Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay and Adoption Pay Rates

These statutory pay rates are for the period 2008-2009. For the most up to date figures see the Statutory Sick Pay, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay Rates – 2009-2010 Please note that all the changes to rates announced below are subject to Parliamentary Approval. Statutory Sick Pay The weekly rate for days of sick absence on or after, 6 April 2008 is:   Average weekly earnings of Weekly Rate SSP £90.00 or more £75.40 Statutory Sick Pay Daily Rates Information about the SSP daily rates for 2008-2009 tax year is given in the Employer’s Help Book E14, "What to do if your employee is sick", for use from April 2008. SSP recovery under the Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) Unless an employer qualifies under the PTS... »

Statutory Sick Pay for Employees

Employee’s guide to Statutory Sick Pay from 6 April 2003 to 5 April 2004 Statutory Sick Pay: Crown Copyright © 2003-2012 »

Sick Pay Guide for Employers

Information Further Help For more information about SSP you can also visit the Department for Work & Pensions website at For more information about employment rights employees and employers can contact Acas, go to or phone 08457 474 747. Statutory Sick Pay calculator The Statutory Sick Pay calculator is available on the HMRC website – go to The calculator will help employers work out if their employee is entitled to SSP and if so, provide a schedule of the weekly payments that employers should make. It will also help you work out if employers are entitled to recover any of the SSP they have paid to all their employees in each tax month. Employees and employers in Northern Ireland Arrangements in Northern Ireland are bas... »