Further to our recent update concerning reclaiming Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid due to coronavirus, the online service employers will need to use to make back payments is now available. The portal can be accessed via this link.

The government’s update explains how claim periods may be calculated, what information employers will need to provide and identifies the records that employers will need to retain. Retention of records is of paramount importance as HMRC may apply penalties of up to £3,000 for false or misleading claims.

The guidance also states that HMRC envisages paying claims within six working days, once checked and approved. Employers are asked not to chase payments before ten working days following making a claim.

The Employment team will continue to monitor and report on the situation as it develops. If you have any questions, please contact Elliot Francis, or any member of the Employment team.

To review our previous Covid-19 related updates, please click here.


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