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COVID-19: Sick pay reclaim system goes live

26 May: As the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme launches, Tax Faculty members outline useful information to help businesses make a claim.

Tax Faculty members have compiled three key pieces of information from their experiences that will help employers and agents in making claims under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (CSSPRS).

These are:

  1. Bank details
    Unlike the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the CSSPRS requires claimants to enter the bank account name, as well as tthe bank account number and sort code.
  2. System functionality
    The system times out after 15 minutes and there is currently no save and continue functionality.
  3. Information required
    The system only requires the total number of employees covered by the claim and the total value of the coronavirus-related statutory sick pay being claimed. The system does not require employee names and national insurance numbers, although employers will need to ensure that they retain records that include this information.