Raise statutory sick pay for Those looking after kids due to school closures

Raise statutory sick pay for Those looking after kids due to school closures

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To raise the current statutory sick pay that families will receive whilst having no choice but to take time off work to look after children whilst schools are shut, especially full time workers who don’t have options of applying for benefits. No one can live of £90 a week to cover costs we will still have to pay. Food bills alone will eat up most of this. The company will receive the SSP back that they pay out so will not lose out but family’s will lose there monthly income. We have to continue paying council tax, water bills, gas and electric just some of the basic costs as well as any extra bills they may have. Most family’s rely on grandparents to look after these children which is now not an option as they are at high risk. Some family’s don’t have anyone to rely on whilst they are at work and companies are not willing to pay any more than the SSP for dependants leave. Please help us all. 

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