If you have a business with less than 250 employees, your company is eligible for a rebate for coronavirus statutory sick pay (SSP) that has been paid to employees during the current crisis. The rebate program is being run by HMRC and does not require certification from doctors in order to claim compensation for employees. Employers can claim up to 2 weeks of SSP paid to employees.
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme is one of several packages offered by the UK government to help UK businesses with losses suffered due to the ongoing pandemic. The rebate for SSP expenses can be used for employees that have utilised sick leave due to coronavirus, but the rebate cannot be used for the same time period if the employer has also claimed for a program such as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The new SSP rebate can be claimed for many types of employees including full-time, part time, agency contract workers, and more. If the employee has already been furloughed, the employee cannot claim SSP, so no rebates are necessary. To learn more about the HMRC regulations related to the SSP Rebate scheme, click here.
With so many evolving changes from HMRC and new schemes to help small businesses, it is vital to stay ahead of changes, apply for rebates, and make sure your business is reimbursed for expenses incurred during this crisis. Payescape can help your company with coronavirus-related payroll and sick leave issues. Our technology ensures compliance with HMRC, with a CIPP-certified staff to answer any questions that arise. Click here to learn more
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