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Cover Magazine - Group risk industry responds to statutory sick pay proposals

By Adam Saville 18 October 2019.

Key figures disappointed that role of group income protection rehab ignored by government report.

Members of the group risk industry have expressed their disappointment that the role played by group income protection (GIP) in helping to manage sickness absence and employee return-to-work support was not recognised as part of a government work and health consultation which closed last week.

Its ‘Health is everyone's business: Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss' report - launched in July - set out a number of proposals, which included reform of statutory sick pay (SSP) and placed focus on the role of employers in employee rehabilitation.

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