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49942356911_5f7416aa2a_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_400xWorkers’ representatives and mayors say statutory sick pay not enough to let people isolate

The government’s flagship test-and-trace system will fail unless ministers agree to pay the wages of those who are forced to isolate for two weeks, unions and regional mayors have warned.

Millions of low-paid workers either do not qualify for the statutory sick pay of £95.85 a week or cannot afford to live on the allowance, leaving them unable to pay the bills if they have to quarantine due to coronavirus.

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The Guardian

 

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