Topical Questions

Part of Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Labour, Wirral South

The Health Secretary has said that changes will be made to provide financial support to workers currently ineligible for statutory sick pay. Will the Minister confirm that those changes will include emergency legislation to remove the £118-a-week threshold that currently excludes 1.8 million low-paid workers from receiving sick pay—a measure supported by both the TUC and the Confederation of British Industry?