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Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

Budget 2020: What does it mean for HR and payroll teams?

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Earlier this week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a number of initiatives, funding and plans for the UK economy. Taking place against a backdrop of both the COVID-19 outbreak and Brexit; the government’s plans to ‘level up’ the British economy were outlined. This week’s Budget includes a number of ‘fiscal stimuli’ that include support for businesses throughout the coronavirus outbreak, increases to the National Living Wage and changes to the National Insurance Contribution thresholds. But there are significant announcements from this week’s Budget that will directly impact HR and payroll departments across the country. Statutory Sick Pay entitlement for self-isolating staff…

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How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) entitlement

How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) entitlement

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Also known by its acronym SSP, Statutory Sick Pay is the legal minimum that employees are entitled to when they are off sick from work. Paid by employers, Statutory Sick Pay kicks in when an employee is off sick for more than four days in a row. In order for an employee to qualify for SSP, an individual must be classed as an employee at your business, have been ill for four days in a row (including non-working days), earn an average of at least £118 per week and they must inform you as their employer that they’re sick before…

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