It has been announced that the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022, with the deadline for submitting outstanding claims being 24 March 2022.
You will no longer be able to claim back the SSP for coronavirus-related absences occurring beyond 17 March 2022.
From 25 March 2022, normal SSP rules will return (e.g. if an employee is off sick because they have Coronavirus, their SSP will start from their fourth qualifying day rather than their first).
If you have any queries about this or would like to know a bit more about how this could impact your business, please get in touch with your usual Whitings contact or local office.