HMRC Announce the Return of the SSP Rebate Scheme

HMRC Announce the Return of the SSP Rebate Scheme to Help Businesses with Less than 250 Employees

The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme restarts again from 21st December 2021 and claims can be made retrospectively from mid-January. The Scheme is open to UK based employers with a PAYE payroll and less than 250 employees as of 30 November 2021. To claim, the employee must have already been paid the SSP.

Employers can claim for up to 2 weeks of SSP per employee who has needed time off for coronavirus related reasons. This 2 week limit has been reset, so an employer will be able to claim up to two weeks per employee regardless of whether they have claimed for them previously.

The deadline of 31 December 2021 still stands for the SSP Rebate Scheme that closed on 30 September 2021.