End of SSP COVID-19 rebate scheme

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Sick pay

The government brought the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to an end on Thursday 30 September 2021.

If you’re eligible for a rebate you have until Friday 31 December 2021 to apply via the online service.

To reclaim SSP you must:

  • Have already paid your employee’s sick pay
  • Claim for an employee who’s eligible for sick pay due to coronavirus
  • Have a PAYE payroll scheme that was created and started on or before Friday 28 February 2020
  • Have had fewer than 250 employees on Friday 28 February 2020 across all your PAYE payroll schemes

The scheme only allows you to recover up to two weeks SSP per employee and is payable from the first qualifying day the employee is off work, as the usual rules about ‘waiting days’ don’t apply.

For further information on any HR issues please contact Rhiannon, our HR Consultant.