What is the current rate for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)?

Article ID
10279
Article Name
What is the current rate for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)?
Created Date
1st May 2019
Product
IRIS Payroll Business, IRIS Bureau Payroll, IRIS GP Payroll, IRIS Payroll Professional, IRIS Earnie IQ
Problem

What is the current rate for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)?

Resolution

The weekly rate for SSP for tax year 19/20 is £94.25

NOTE: SInce the 14/15 tax year you can no longer reclaim the cost of any SSP

There is a daily rate that you pay if your employee is not due a full weeks Statutory Sick Pay. The daily rate is the weekly rate (94.25) divided by the number of Qualifying Days you use in a week. You can pay Statutory Sick Pay for up to 28 weeks in either a single Period of Incapacity for Work (PIW), or a Linked Period of Incapacity for Work unless there is a change of circumstances. If your employee’s linked PIWs span 3 years you need to stop paying Statutory Sick Pay regardless of whether or not you have paid the 28 weeks of Statutory Sick Pay.