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SSP Changes

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Two changes to statutory sickpay (and thanks, respectively, to Charles Wynn-Evans from Dechert and Daniel Ferguson from the House of Commons Library, for telling me about them):-

1.  HMRC has updated its statutory payments manual to provide that employees do not qualify for SSP if they are on furlough.

2. the Government made the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020. They provide that a person is deemed to be incapable of work if they are unable to work because they fall within the extremely vulnerable category and have been advised to shield. The Regulations came into force on 16 April and, on first reading, it does not appear they have retrospective effect (unlike some of the other changes to SSP).