The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is due to launch online on 26th May.
The scheme will enable employers with fewer than 250 employees to claim coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). It is expected that for those clients who have their payroll processed by the Armstrong Watson payroll service line we will be able to submit the rebate claim on their behalf as long as the appropriate information is supplied. (Clients will be contacted via email with more detail)
Employers are eligible to use the scheme if:
The repayment will cover up to two weeks of the applicable rate of SSP, and is payable if a current or former employee was unable to work on or after 13 March 2020 and entitled to SSP, because they either:
HMRC advises all businesses that in order to prepare to make a claim, employers should keep records of all the SSP payments they wish to claim for that are related to Covid-19 only. Please note normal SSP rules for any other illness cannot be claimed for under this scheme.
For more information about eligibility and how employers can prepare to use the scheme, please visit - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-back-statutory-sick-pay-paid-to-employees-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19
HMRC has requested employers only contact them if they need help that cannot be found via www.gov.uk