What is statutory sick pay?
The amount of pay an employee is entitled to while sick. It is subject to the employee's average earnings meeting the lower earnings limit.
How much statutory sick pay can an individual get?
If the employee's average earnings before deductions, such as tax and national insurance, are equal to or more than the lower earnings limit (currently £123), they will be entitled to £99.35 a week.
The rules on statutory sick pay were modified where the employee's incapacity was due to COVID-19. From 13 March 2020 (or 16 April 2020 in relation to employees who were shielding), the right to statutory sick pay was extended.
However, this no longer applied from 25 March 2022. Employees with coronavirus may still qualify for statutory sick pay, but this will be subject to the usual rules on eligibility.