What will this mean?
Employers will no longer be able to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for employees’ coronavirus-related absences or self-isolation that occur after 17 March 2022.
Is there a deadline?
The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. Employers have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims that have already been submitted.
What happens next?
From 25 March, it will return to the normal SSP rules, which means employers can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day the employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence.
If you need help with your SSP reclaims, Biznus Payroll can assist you with managing these at an additional cost. Please discuss this with your Account Manager.
For more information on SSP rules, click here ‘Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employer guide’ on GOV.UK
For more information on eligibility and how to make final claims, click here ‘check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay’