The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme is now open for applications for employers affected by Covid-19.
Under the scheme, businesses who have paid SSP to workers taking coronavirus-related leave – such as illness, self-isolation or shielding – will be able to claim back up to two weeks of payments.
Using the current rate of SSP, an employer can claim a maximum of £191.70 per employee.
To apply, the business must have sent the worker on sick leave for periods starting on or after 13 March 2020. Likewise, the employer must have had a PAYE payroll scheme in place before 28 February 2020 and no more than 250 employees.
According to the Treasury, the scheme covers all types of employment contacts, including full-time and part-time employees, agency workers, and flexible and zero-hours workers.
Click this link to get started. Alternatively, you can ask us as your tax representative to complete this process for you. If successful, the cash will land in your nominated bank account within six working days.
For more information about eligibility, please click here.
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