6 April: Statutory sick pay is increased

The standard rate of statutory sick pay increases from £85.85 to £86.70 per week from 6 April 2013. 

  • Statutory sick pay The XpertHR statutory rates section has details of the current and future statutory sick pay rates. 


The XpertHR employment law manual has guidance on statutory sick pay

Sickness and sick pay: policies and documents The XpertHR policies and documents section has model contract clauses, policies, forms and letters. 

Good practice guide on sickness absence management This section of the XpertHR good practice manual discusses the management of both long- and short-term sickness absence, including measures to promote employees' health and reduce absence, sickness absence policies, paying sick pay and rehabilitation after long-term sickness. 

The XpertHR legal timetable and HR calendar provide summaries of forthcoming and recently implemented legislation and major events and dates relevant to HR professionals.