Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to be Increased in January 2024

From 1st January 2024, Statutory Sick Pay will increase from 3 days to 5 days in Ireland.

The Statutory Sick Pay scheme was introduced on 1st January 2023 as 3 days paid leave, and is being phased over a four-year period as follows:

  • Five (5) days payable in 2024
  • Seven (7) days payable in 2025
  • Ten (10) days payable in 2026

This four (4) year plan takes account of the current economic climate and the existing financial pressures on businesses. It is being phased-in to help employers, particularly small businesses, to plan ahead and manage the additional cost:

  • Sick pay will be paid by employers at a rate of 70% of an employee’s wage, subject to a daily threshold of €110

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