BRIDGING THE GAPS IN COVID-19 SUPPORT

There are far too many people who are falling through the cracks in the system. The UK Government’s steps to protect incomes and welfare must be more robust and catch everyone to allow them to live with dignity. SNP Key Asks: 🕒 Delays in receiving support. The five week wait for the first Universal Credit payment […]

PMQs: CORONAVIRUS AND SICK PAY

With Coronavirus cases in the UK rising, workers are understandably worried about being able to take time off work. In the UK, only those who are eligible for statutory sick pay will receive it and they will receive a meagre £94.25 per week. Self-employed workers and those on zero hour contracts are being left to […]

SNP CALL ON BORIS JOHNSON TO EXTEND STATUTORY SICK PAY POLICY

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement on statutory sick pay at Prime Minister’s questions, SNP MP Marion Fellows has urged the UK government to go further and extend the policy. Today Boris Johnson announced that workers who are forced to take sick leave will get statutory sick pay from the first day of their absence, instead of […]

PMQS: Sick Pay and Coronavirus

I am glad that statutory sick pay will be available from day one – not day four – so people do not present at work and risk spreading coronavirus. I hope this policy will remain permanent so that workers with all illnesses are able to take the time off they need to recover. This will […]