Coronavirus: Chancellor Announces Changes to Statutory Sick Pay

News on 12 March 2020

Rishi Sunak has been in post as Chancellor of the Exchequor for 27 days. 

This is his first Budget and there are some significant changes for small to medium sized businesses. You can find a summary here 

Of immediate importance and relevance is the announcement that businesses with fewer than 250 employees will be able to claim back any Statutory Sick Pay for employees off sick for up to 14 days. The Statutory Sick Pay will be for "all those who are advised to self-isolate" even if they have not displayed symptoms. You can watch the announcement here

We will keep you informed with any further, relevant updates.