Give lowest-paid UK workers full wages if self-isolating, say campaigners

Group calls for change to statutory sick pay to help prevent spread of coronavirus

The UK’s lowest-paid workers should be on full wages while self-isolating so they can afford to comply with efforts to protect public health, campaigners have said.

The suggestion, one of several being put forward as part of a proposed overhaul of the statutory sick pay (SSP) system, follows numerous reports that have stressed that the lowest paid have been the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.

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