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The SSP Rebate Scheme is to reopen this month with a specific date and further guidance still to be announced. Below is what we know so far:


You will be eligible to utilise the Scheme if you:

  1. Employed fewer than 250 employees as of 30 November 2021;
  2. Had a PAYE payroll scheme as of 30 November 2021;
  3. Have already paid employees’ COVID-related SSP; and
  4. Are UK-based.

What you can claim for

You will be able to claim the costs for up to two weeks’ SSP per employee, provided the employee has taken time off because of COVID-19. Claims can be made in respect of COVID-related sickness absences starting on or after 21 December 2021, regardless of whether you’ve claimed for that employee under the previous Scheme.

The government has said the Scheme will be reopened from ‘mid-January 2022’ and is a temporary change with the duration of the Scheme kept under review – we’ll update you further once further details and government guidance is announced.

Get in touch if you need our advice or support.


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (11 January 2022), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.

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