COVID-19 update - 19 May - Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme - Wright Vigar
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Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.

This scheme will allow small and medium-sized employers, to recover up to 2 weeks of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for coronavirus-related sickness.

Employers are eligible if they have a PAYE payroll scheme created and started before 28 February 2020 and have fewer than 250 employees. They will receive repayments at the relevant rate of SSP that they have paid to current or former employees for eligible periods of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020. The repayment will cover up to 2 weeks of SSP and is payable from day 1 if an employee is unable to work because they:

  • have coronavirus; or
  • are self-isolating and unable to work from home; or
  • are shielding because they’ve been advised that they’re at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus

The SSP rate for 2019-20 is £94.25 per week, and this increased to £95.85 per week from April 2020.

HMRC stress that they will check claims made through the scheme and will act to protect public money against anyone who makes a claim using dishonest or fraudulent information. Employers should keep records of all the SSP payments that they wish to claim from HMRC for 3 years after the date you receive the payment for the claim.

If you would like us to complete this work on your behalf please email your normal Wright Vigar contact or call 01522 531 341.

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