Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS)

As increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases means more workers taking time off work, the government is reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS).

The SSPRS will help small and medium-sized employers by reimbursing them for the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for up to 2 weeks per employee. Firms will be eligible for the scheme from 21st December 2021 and they will be able to make claims retrospectively from mid-January. More guidance will be published by Government soon.

Employers will be eligible for the scheme if:

1. They are UK-based.
2. They employed fewer than 250 employees as of 30 November 2021.
3. They had a PAYE payroll system as off 30 November 2021.
3. They have already paid their employees’ COVID-related SSP.