Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme goes live

28 May 2020

On 26 May, HMRC opened up its Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate claim service. Eligible employers are able to recoup up to two weeks' worth of SSP payments made to employees off work for coronavirus (COVID-19)-related reasons since 13 March 2020 (16 March 2020 if the employee was shielding). This is an ongoing scheme for which an end date has not yet been announced.

The scheme is potentially worth up to £191.70 per employee that an employer has made SSP payments to for COVID-19-related reasons.

For the purposes of making a claim, it doesn't matter whether the employee was displaying symptoms themselves or was living with someone who was displaying symptoms. It also doesn't matter whether the employer topped up their earnings (although only the SSP element is eligible for the rebate).

A rebate cannot, however, be claimed in relation to employees who were furloughed at the time of illness or absence, and for whom the separate Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grant was claimed.

Employers will be eligible for an SSP rebate if they had a Pay as You Earn (PAYE) scheme as at 28 February 2020, and (along with any connected employer) employed fewer than 250 employees as at that date. Employers must also be within their State Aid limits under the EU Commission temporary framework.

More information can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-sick-pay-paid-to-employees-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19.

Copyright

© 2021 Andrew Wright & Co.. All rights reserved.

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.
Contact Us

Please call:
01924 379479

Address
Andrew Wright & Co., 10 Cliff Parade, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TA


In the UK the term accountant is not protected by law, therefore anyone can call themselves an accountant. Being an ACCA member firm means that you can have confidence that we are qualified to handle your finances, help your business grow and that we are regulated by the leading accountancy body in the world. The ACCA Qualification provides a wide-ranging skill-set, which means we are trained to provide both strategic and operational input and adapt quickly to your changing management accounting needs.

Unqualified persons who have trained for book-keeping or tax only simply aren't able to provide these other services as their skillset is too narrow.

Andrew Wright & Co is a trading style of Andrew Wright & Co Limited. Registered in England and Wales: 10641250. Registered office: 10 Cliff Parade, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, WF1 2TA.