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Sick pay repayment scheme for employers with higher levels of absence ends

UK employers that experience higher than average levels of employee sickness are no longer able to reclaim a proportion of their statutory sick pay (SSP) expenditure from the government. 10 Apr 2014

New Heath and Work Service will "get long-term sick back to work", says Government

A new service designed to help employees absent from work due to long-term illness back into the workplace is to be set up by the Government. 10 Feb 2014

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Sickness absence advisory service will increase economic output by £900m, says Government

A new independent occupational health advisory service is to be established, giving employers of all sizes help with managing long-term sickness absence, the Government has announced. 18 Jan 2013

High Court ruling will increase cost of long-term sick leave for businesses, expert warns

Unused holiday entitlement by workers on long-term sick leave should be automatically transferred into the next leave year if a worker is unable to take that holiday due to his or her sickness, the Court of Appeal has said. 27 Jul 2012

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