On Monday 21st February 2022 the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his plan for ‘Living with Covid’. Amongst other measures, this included changes to the SSP Rebate Scheme.

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. You have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for your clients for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims you have 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, we will return to the normal SSP rules, 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 please contact a member of the team at Absolute Works on 0333 2005153.