Sick pay and benefits shake-up

From tomorrow – Monday 27th October – agency workers and those on fixed term contracts of less than three months will gain entitlement to statutory sick pay, something with which they’d previously had to live without.

Also, income support and incapacity benefit are merged and renamed Employment and Support Allowance. More details on those at the DWP here (including yet another extension of the term ‘customers’), and the full regulations concerning the SSP extension here.

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