Posts from October 2016

Sick pay faces overhaul under government plans 
 
Review into disability and long-term sickness suggests need for greater flexibility over returns to work; ‘fit note’ regime also likely to change 
 
Ministers are proposing an overhaul of statutory sick pay, and the system of ‘fit notes’ for employees suffering ill-health, as part of a new focus on helping disabled people and those with long-term conditions into work. 
 
Work and pensions secretary Damian Green is today unveiling a Green Paper that is expected to contain proposals for sick pay to be made more flexible, allowing for phased returns to work for long-term absentees where they would be paid a proportion of the statutory rate for working restricted hours. 
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