From mid-January the Government has temporarily reintroduced the SSP rebate scheme for COVID-19 related absences.
Who can use the scheme?
This scheme is for employers. You can claim back up to 2 weeks of SSP if you:
employed fewer than 250 employees on 30 November 2021;
had a PAYE scheme at 30 November 2021; and
have paid your employees’ COVID-related statutory sick pay (SSP).
What can you claim?
You'll be able to re-claim up to two weeks SSP costs you've already paid for COVID-19 related absence from 21 December 2021. These include people who test positive and those who are self-isolating.
The government's guidance has not currently been updated but we expect it to be soon!