How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?
The government has increased the rate of statutory sick pay employers must pay to staff from April 1, but unions have called it “minimal”.
Institutional racism to blame for South Asian workers missing out on sick pay, report finds
The IPPR think tank found South Asian workers are 40 per cent more likely to miss out on sick pay they are entitled to than white people. The figures have been labelled “extremely alarming”.
Government announces support for crisis-hit hospitality sector – but no furlough or rise in sick pay
By refusing to bring back furlough or raise sick pay for isolating workers, Labour says Rishi Sunak is “harming our ability to fight the pandemic”.