04 March 2020
Responding to the news that the Prime Minister has announced that the government would allow payment of statutory sick pay from first day of sickness instead of four days, Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“Clarity about employers’ responsibilities is important in this unprecedented situation. It is vital that sick pay rules don’t encourage people to ignore public health guidance.
“Employers have a big role to play in ensuring that self-isolation is put into practice fairly. Making Statutory Sick Pay available from day one is an important first step.
“The CBI is providing insight to Government on other steps that businesses can take to make it as easy as possible to follow public health guidance, and what government can to do ensure businesses are always able to do the right thing.”