06 April 2020
In 2020 Budget the Chancellor announced details about a new coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme which will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying Statutory Sick Pay to their employees.
On Friday 3 April HMRC issued updated guidance which includes information about who can use the scheme and the records employers must keep. This new guidance can be found here.
HMRC is working urgently to set up a system for reimbursement as existing systems are not set up to facilitate payments to employers.
Details about when the new Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme can be accessed and when employers can make a claim will be announced as soon as possible.
If you require further employment law advice, contact Robert Holland on Robert.Holland@balfour-manson.co.uk or 07850 918761.