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Final call for Covid sick pay

Author: ICAEW Business Advice Service

Published: 23 Feb 2022

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 employees for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims you have already submitted.

Your business 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, HMRC 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

SSP rules

Eligibility and how to make your final claims