Ministers scrap sick pay changes. By Dan Martin | AccountingWEB

Ministers scrap sick pay changes. By Dan Martin


Plans to overturn sick pay regulations by requiring employers to provide benefits to staff from the first day of their illness have been scrapped by the government.

Work and pensions secretary John Hutton revealed on Monday that proposals to simplify sick pay rules will be dropped because they would be too expensive to employers.

Employers are currently obliged to pay workers after three days of absence due to sickness.


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