SSP is available to employees during working days, including weekends for full-time employees and regular workdays for part-time employees. Tax and national insurance deductions are applied to SSP payments.
When an employee misses work for four or more consecutive days due to illness, including public holidays, they are eligible for SSP benefits. As the employer you must pay SSP; nevertheless, you are not entitled to sick pay for the first three days that you are ill.
Here are some of the questions we help answer:
- When does Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) have to be paid?
- Is Statutory Sick Pay necessary if we have our own sick pay scheme?
- How much does Statutory Sick Pay cost my business?
- Are there instances where I have to pay more than SSP?
- How do I calculate Sick pay?
- How long do I have to pay SSP for?
- What do I include in my employment terms regarding sick pay?