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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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7Rate of payment

(1)Statutory sick pay shall be payable by an employer at the weekly rate of—

(a)£37, in a case where the employee's normal weekly earnings under his contract of service with that employer are not less than £60 ;

(b)£31, in a case where those earnings are less than £60 but not less than £45 ; or

(c)£25, in any other case.

(2)The amount of statutory sick pay payable by any one employer in respect of any day shall be the weekly rate applicable on that day divided by the number of days which are, in the week (beginning with Sunday) in which that day falls, qualifying days as between that employer and the employee concerned.

(3)The Secretary of State shall in the tax year 1982-1983, and in each subsequent tax year, review the sums specified in subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c) above for the purpose of determining whether they have retained their value in relation to the general level of prices obtaining in Great Britain.

(4)For the purposes of any such review the Secretary of State shall estimate the general level of prices in such manner as he thinks fit.

(5)Following any such review the Secretary of State may, in the tax year in which the review is carried out, prepare and lay before Parliament the draft of an order increasing one or more of the sums by such amount as he considers appropriate.

(6)If a draft order laid before Parliament in pursuance of this section is approved by resolution of each House, the Secretary of State shall make an order in the form of the draft.

(7)If on a review under this section the Secretary of State concludes that the general level of prices in Great Britain has risen during the period under review, but decides—

(a)not to prepare and lay before Parliament the draft of an order increasing one or more of the sums ; or

(b)to prepare, and so lay, the draft of an order which provides for no increase in any one or more of the sums, or for an increase in any of them which differs from the appropriate amount;

he shall, unless in his opinion the amount by which that general level has risen, or, as the case may be, the amount by which an increase differs from the appropriate amount, is inconsiderable, lay before Parliament a report explaining his reasons for so deciding.

(8)If on a review under this section the Secretary of State concludes that the general level of prices in Great Britain has not risen during the period under review but decides to prepare and lay before Parliament the draft of an order increasing one or more of the sums, he shall lay before Parliament a report explaining his reasons for so deciding.

(9)In subsection (7) above " appropriate amount " means the amount which would, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, reflect the amount by which the general level of prices in Great Britain has risen during the period under review.

(10)A draft order prepared under subsection (5) above shall be framed so as to bring the increases in the sums to which it relates into force on the first day of the tax year beginning after the tax year in which the order is laid before Parliament in draft; and shall make such transitional provision as the Secretary of State considers expedient in respect of periods of entitlement running at that date.

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