Helping businesses during Covid19
The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will repay employers the current rate of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) that they pay to current or former employees for periods of sickness starting on or after 13 March 2020.
Under normal SSP rules, an employee is not paid for the first three days of absence but new rules mean that, if an employee is off due to having coronavirus or self-isolating, they will receive SSP from day one for a period of two weeks.
Employees will still need to earn at least £118 each week to qualify for the SSP payment.
HMRC have temporarily suspended the requirement for sick employees to obtain a doctor’s fit note.
Small and medium sized businesses will be able to have the SSP for employees who are off work due to coronavirus repaid in full although the online service for this is not yet in place. HMRC will announce when the service is available and their guidance will be updated.
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