Closure of the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme



Final claims for the Statutory Sick Pay 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 absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims you have already submitted.


You will no longer be able to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for your 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 you can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day your employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence. For more information on SSP rules, search for 'Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): employer guide' on GOV.UK.


For more information on eligibility and how to make your final claims, search 'check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay' on GOV.UK.



A warning about scams


If someone contacts you saying they’re from HMRC and wants you to urgently transfer money or give personal information, never let yourself be rushed.


There are many different types of scam. Some threaten you with immediate arrest for tax evasion, others offer a tax rebate. Do not panic. HMRC will never phone threatening you with arrest, only criminals do that.


Take your time and check HMRC’s advice about scams on GOV‌‌‌.UK before you do anything. You can also phone HMRC directly, but make sure you use the contact details on GOV‌‌‌.UK.