Statutory Sick Pay

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to businesses of paying statutory sick pay at its current rate of £95.85 a week.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The estimated cost to employers of SSP is £1.5 billion a year. This is based on survey data from 2011. Data is not available on the total amount of SSP currently paid each year.

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