Is your business eligible for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme?

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The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme enables small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees.

Employers with fewer than 250 employees who have paid Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to employees for coronavirus-related sickness absence, could be eligible for support. 

Employers are eligible if they have a PAYE payroll scheme that was created and started before February 28, 2020 and they had fewer than 250 employees before the same date.

The repayment will cover up to two weeks of SSP and is payable if an employee is unable to work because they:

  • have coronavirus; or
  • are self-isolating and unable to work from home; or
  • are shielding because they have been advised that they are at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus

You can check if your business can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19) here.

Employers will be able to make their claims through an online service.

This means they will receive repayments at the relevant rate of SSP that they have paid to current or former employees for eligible periods of sickness starting on or after March 13, 2020.

To prepare to make their claim, employers should keep records of all the SSP payments that they wish to claim from HMRC.

If you need assistance with a claim please contact our payroll department on 01244 343504.