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Closure of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

HMRC have announced that the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022. You have until 24‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022, or to amend claims you have already submitted. 

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

From 25‌‌‌ ‌March, we will return to the normal SSP rules, which means you can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day your employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence. For more information on SSP rules, search for 'Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employer guide' on GOV‌‌‌.UK.  

For more information on eligibility and how to make your final claims, you can search 'check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay' on GOV‌‌‌.UK.. If you need any further help or advice on this topic please don't hesitate to get in touch.