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TUC criticise rise in SSP

Unions have criticised a 50p-per-week increase in statutory sick pay (SSP) as "miserly".
SSP increases from £95.85 to £96.35 on Tuesday, but unions including the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Unite say it is too little to live on.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "No-one should be plunged into hardship if they need to self-isolate."
A government spokesman said there was a "comprehensive package" in place to support those who need to self-isolate.
It also said many employers pay more than the minimum level of statutory sick pay.
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