Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employer guide

Your employees may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

You can offer more if you have a company sick pay scheme. You can't offer less.

Company schemes are also called 'contractual' or 'occupational' sick pay and must be included in an employment contract.

Visit GOV.UK to find out more about:

  • entitlement
  • eligibility and form SSP1
  • notice and fit notes
  • help with sick pay