Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme


Small and medium-sized businesses will be able to claim money from the government to cover statutory sick pay that is paid to employees affected by COVID-19.

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, which originally closed in September, is part of a series of measures announced to support firms affected by the new wave of infections.

The scheme means businesses with fewer than 250 employees will be reimbursed SSP for COVID-related absences, for up to two weeks per employee.

The scheme will be reintroduced from mid-January 2022, and businesses will be able to make claims retrospectively.

More on information can be found on the Government website.