The government has announced that the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on the 17th‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022. You will have until the 24th‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to the 17th‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022, or to amend claims you have already submitted.

You will no longer be able to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for your employees’ coronavirus-related absences or self-isolation that occur after‌‌‌ ‌the 17th‌‌‌ ‌March‌‌‌ ‌2022.

From the 25th‌‌‌ ‌March, HMRC will return to the normal SSP rules, which means you can revert to paying SSP from the fourth qualifying day your employee is off work regardless of the reason for their sickness absence.

For more information on eligibility and how to make your final claims, search ‘check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay’ on the GOV‌‌‌.UK website.