28 Feb

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Closes 17th March 2022

Megan
Megan
Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Closes 17th March 2022

The government have announced that the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on the 17th March 2022.

Employers and their agents will have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims already submitted.

Employers will no longer be able to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for their employees’ coronavirus-related absences or self-isolation that occur after 17 March 2022.

From 25 March, the normal SSP rules will return, which means employers can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day their employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence.

For more information on SSP rules for employers go to: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employer guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Please note that this is correct as of the 28th February 2022.