Article preview: With growing concerns about the spread and severity of the coronavirus, businesses could face challenges in the coming months. In its plans for tackling the disease, the government forecast that up to one-fifth of the workforce could be off sick during the peak of the epidemic in the UK. Such absence levels will have an impact on businesses and the broader economy. One government initiative designed to mitigate the impact for employees is to extend statutory sick pay, making this available from the first day off work instead of the fourth.
Statutory sick pay reforms requested
This 728-word blog post looks at measures proposed by the CBI to reform statutory sick pay in light of the coronavirus epidemic. Written on 5th March 2020.
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