Statutory Sick Pay

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 23rd September 2020.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

Research by my union, the GMB, has shown that a failure to raise statutory sick pay to Liverpool rates has had serious detrimental effects on particular groups in our society. The status quo is disproportionately harming women workers, older workers, disabled workers, black and minority ethnic workers, workers who hold particular religious beliefs and workers who are married or in a civil partnership. Does the Minister agree that the Government should do an equality impact assessment of these policies and do more to ensure that statutory sick pay is set at a liveable rate?