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COVID-19 Government Support News: 13th September 2021

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Megan
COVID-19 Government Support News: 13th September 2021

Please note that this update is correct as of the 13th September 2021. If you need any help or have any questions on the below please contact us on 01256 883 012.

Claiming Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid to Employees due to COVID-19

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the Statutory Sick Pay paid to current or former employees.

HMRC have updated the guidance to confirm that employers can only claim for employees who were off work on or before 30 September 2021.

The online service you could use to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is now available.

Click here to check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to Coronavirus.

Free Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Webinar

This webinar from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is designed to help employers understand Statutory Sick Pay Payments.

HMRC will look at who qualifies, how to calculate statutory sick pay and when to pay it, explain terms such as qualifying days and linking periods and highlight some of the differences in the rules about payments to employees who are sick or self-isolating because of Coronavirus.

This webinar takes place on 26 October 2021.

To register see click here

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update (CJRS)

Please talk to us about any issues you have with making a claim or preparing for the end of the scheme.

August furlough claims had to be submitted by the deadline of Tuesday 14 September.

For August and September, employers can claim 60% of furloughed employees' usual wages for the hours not worked, up to a cap of £1,875 per month per employee. They’ll need to contribute 20% from their own funds so that furloughed employees continue to be paid at least 80% of their usual wages in total, for the hours they do not work (up to a cap of £2,500 a month).

What you need to do now:

  • work out how much you can claim, and the contribution you will need to make to reach 80% of usual wages
  • keep records supporting the grants they claim, in case HMRC need to check them
  • make sure you continue paying CJRS-related employee tax and National Insurance contributions to HMRC, and contact them if you are struggling to pay
  • prepare for the scheme closing on 30 September. Final claims for September must be submitted by Thursday 14 October.

Click here to claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or ask us if you'd like help.

CJRS - Support Available for Employees if you are Unable to Bring Them Back to Work

There is UK Government support available for employees through the JobHelp website, offering a range of support, training and advice, to help people find their next opportunity. This includes the Kickstart scheme and other Plan for Jobs support measures, along with advice on learning new skills and sectors which are recruiting.

Click here to read more. 

If you have any questions on the above please don't hesitate to contact us.