How The Government Are Supporting Businesses Through The Coronavirus Outbreak

Statutory sick pay recovery for SMEs

  • HMRC will reimburse up to 2 weeks’ of SSP per employee who has been off due to COVID-19
  • Employers need to keep records of staff leave but won’t require  a Doctor’s fit note to claim
  • The legislation is set to be passed in the coming days and eligibility will start from the day after the legislation is approved
  • HMRC will work with employers to figure the repayment method so this may take some time
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