How far would you get on £89.35 per week?

If you became too ill to work, you’d soon find out.

You might be surprised to find that Statutory Sick Pay is only £89.35* per week. Enough to fill up your car maybe, but how far through the week would you get?

It could pay to get all the facts on what the state might provide you:

  • Statutory Sick Pay is only £89.35* a week and is only paid for up to 28 weeks – although your employer may pay more than this
  • With Employment and Support allowance you’ll get up to £73.10* a week – not a lot when you consider the average household family spend is £528.90* a week.
  • And it increases up to £109.65* a week from the fourteenth week – just over a fifth of the average weekly outgoings.

A little income protection could help keep your engine running.

We have a range of insurers who provide Income protection insurance for Employed and Self-Employed clients and our advisers will be able to tailor the correct provider and policy to your needs.

Sources: *, July 2017, 2 Office for National Statistics, February 2017. Please note that State benefits are changing, depending on where you live in the UK you may be entitled to different benefits – visit for more information.

The information contained within was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change.