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17 January 2024 - Statutory Sick Pay - Oral evidence

Committee Work and Pensions Committee
Inquiry Statutory Sick Pay

Wednesday 17 January 2024

Start times: 9:15am (private) 9:25am (public)

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Statutory Sick Pay inquiry: MPs to question academics and employee representatives

In the first oral evidence session of its Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) inquiry, the Work and Pensions Committee questions academic researchers and employee representatives.

The inquiry is examining the effectiveness of SSP and how it might be reformed to better support the recovery and return to work of people who claim it.


Meeting details

At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Statutory Sick Pay
Assistant Professor at University of Southern Denmark
Co-Director at Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University
Professor of Economics and Data Science at University of Cambridge
At 10:25am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Statutory Sick Pay
Head of Rights at Social and Economics, Trades Union Congress
Director at Centre for Progressive Change
Policy Manager for Work and Welfare at Scope

Questions to the first panel are likely to explore the history and purpose of SSP, the availability of, and attitudes to, sick pay, and the minimum income standard.

The second panel, featuring the TUC, Centre for Progressive Change and Scope, could be asked about the reforms needed from the perspective of workers, as well as the cost to businesses of sickness and how SSP compares with sick pay arrangements in other countries.


Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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