Govt response to Health is Everyone's Business consultation

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The Government has published its response to ‘Health is Everyone’s Business’; the 2019 consultation on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.

Chapter 1 sets out how government will provide employers with access to good quality information and advice.

Chapter 2 outlines government plans to support employers and employees during sickness absence.

Chapter 3 covers Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Chapter 4 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.

Chapter 5 sets out other issues raised during the consultation which include insurance, tax, Access to Work and proposals to enable better use of the fit note, a key tool which can be used to support workplace conversations and returns to work.