COVID-19: Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme information for businesses as at 08.04.20

8 April 2020

On Friday 3 April the Govt published guidance for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme for businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This scheme 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.

The HMRC has published new online guidance which includes information about who can use the scheme and the records employers must keep.

HMRC is working urgently to set up a system for reimbursement. Existing systems are not set up to facilitate payments to employers.

NOTE: 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

Details of the Guidance can be seen here: