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Lack of sick pay for all threatens Covid plan, UK thinktank warns

Royal Society of Arts says it is financially unviable for many low-paid workers to self-isolate

Ministers are playing with fire if they remove Covid restrictions in England without providing adequate sick pay to help anyone who tests positive for Covid to self-isolate, a leading thinktank has warned.

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) said the current statutory sick pay rate, which is the equivalent of about a quarter of the minimum wage and is not available at all to millions of the lowest paid workers, risks undermining the government’s roadmap out of the pandemic.

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