End of statutory sick pay rebate scheme

by | Feb 23, 2022

The end of the statutory sick pay rebate scheme is fast approaching.  The SSP rebate scheme is one of the remaining support schemes introduced during coronavirus disruption and the scheme is being closed on 17 March 2022.

Could you make a final SSP rebate claim?

The Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme has entitled you to reclaim up to two weeks of SSP if your employee had been off work due to a COVID-19 infection or were self-isolating.

You could claim for employees off work on or after 21 December 2021 if both the following were true:

  • Your PAYE payroll scheme started on or before 30 November 2021,
  • You had fewer than 250 employees.

You could claim up to £96.35 a week for each employee.

SSP rebate scheme closing 17 March 2022

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022. You have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims you have already submitted.

You will no longer be able to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for your employee’s coronavirus related absences or self-isolation that occur after 17 March 2022.

From 25 March 2022, HMRC will return to the normal SSP rules, which means you can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day your employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence.

ABG can help!

If you are unsure how to make a claim, please call us on 020 7330 0000 and speak to our payroll team.

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