Government set to launch online service to allow employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments

COVID-19-Information

The government is set to launch an online service to allow employers to recover the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, which was announced at the 2020 Budget as part of a package of support measures for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, will launch on 26 May.

It will allow small and medium-sized employers to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related SSP.

Employers are eligible if they have a Pay as You Earn (PAYE) payroll scheme that was created and started before 28 February 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 COVID-19 or if they are self-isolating.

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Posted on: Wednesday 20th May 2020