More healthcare professionals given powers to certify fit notes

16 June 2022

In order to reduce pressure on doctors, particularly GPs, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have proposed that nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists should be able to certify and issue fit notes.

Reforms to statutory sick pay recommended to parliament

25 May 2022

The UK system for statutory sick pay (SSP) has been in place for 40 years, so is it still fit for the purpose it is intended to serve? Perhaps not, says employee benefits provider Unum UK, who, along with research by WPI Economics, have put forwards proposals for significant changes to the system.

British workers urged to take their full holidays

18 August 2021

It is important for people to take time off to get rest and to keep both physically and mentally healthy, Acas has advised, as it urged workers to use their holiday entitlement within their current leave year where they can.