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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

SSP is paid to employees on the 4th consecutive working day off and the 1st 3 working days are classed as waiting days and any salary for these 3 days are paid at employers discretion.

If your nanny has more than one job then she is entitled to SSP from each employer, should she qualify.

Employees need to be earning above the lower earnings limit £120.00 gross per week to qualify for SSP.

SSP rate for the 2021/22 tax year is £96.35 per week and is payable for up to 28 weeks.

As of the start of the 2014/15 tax year, the Government abolished any compensation on SSP for small employers and this is now a cost to the employer.

Employees who don't qualify for SSP -

  • Where the maximum SSP has already been paid​ (28 weeks).

  • Where they have already taken 3 or more years linked periods of sickness . Periods of sickness are linked where 4 or more days of sickness happen within 8 weeks of each other​.

  • Ones receiving other statutory payments, such as statutory maternity pay.

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