The government has published its response to the ‘Health is Everyone’s Business’ consultation.
The Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health and Social Care ran a joint consultation in 2019, which asked for views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.
The Government’s response provides details of next steps on the following areas:
- How government will provide employers with access to good quality information and advice.
- Government plans to support employers and employees during sickness absence covers Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
- Outlines the steps that government is taking to enable SMEs and self-employed people to reap the benefits of expert health and work support including Occupational Health
- Other issues raised during the consultation, including: insurance, tax, and Access to Work.