Industry News - 1st March 2022
The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme for coronavirus related absences will close after 17 March 2022.
HMRC reopened the claims portal for small employers to check their eligibility and submit their claims for COVID-19 related sick pay on 19 January 2022.
The reopening followed the announcement by the government of the reintroduction of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS) from 21 December 2021 for employers with fewer than 250 employees.
The maximum claim per employee is two weeks at the statutory sick pay (SSP) rate of £96.35 per week (£192.70 in total). The employer’s claim is also capped at the number of employees in its PAYE scheme on 30 November 2021.
Employers have up to and including 24 March 2022 to submit any final claims and amend claims they’ve already submitted.