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Corporate Adviser - Grid welcomes Government proposals on sick pay

By Emma Simon 19 December 2018.

Group Risk Development (Grid) has welcomed proposals that workers receive a written ‘statement of rights’ detailing eligibility to sick leave and pay.

These proposals were contained within the Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’, and are designed to address the problems of increasing numbers of people working on more flexible working contracts in the ‘gig’ economy.

Grid spokeswoman Katharine Moxham says that this could help boost demand for many group risk products.

She says: “This is an important first step in the journey away from uncertainty around what will happen if a worker is off sick for any length of time. A common reason people don’t buy personal income protection is because they think they won’t need it – ‘it won’t happen to me’, ‘the State will provide’, ‘my employer will look after me’ – but most don’t actually know what protection is in place for them via their employer.”

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