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20 May 2020

When can you claim for Covid-19 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)?

Bira members looking to claim back Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments for employees absent because of Covid-19 will be able to do so from next week.

HMRC's new online portal will launch next Tuesday, May 26, as part of the Government's package of support measures for small and medium-sized businesses affected by the pandemic.

This scheme will allow retailers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related SSP.

This means they will receive repayments at the relevant rate of SSP that they have paid to current or former employees for eligible periods of sickness starting on or after March 13, 2020.

Tax agents will also be able to make claims on behalf of employers.

For more details on how to prepare your claim click here

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