Rishi Sunak has announced £1 billion Omicron support including the return of the SSP Rebate SchemeClient Support
Rishi Sunak has
additional support available to businesses as the latest coronavirus variant causes concern.
The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme will begin again from today (21 December 2021) and claims can be made from mid-January.
The Scheme is open to UK based employers with a PAYE payroll and less than 250 employees as of 30 November 2021. To claim the employee must have already been paid the SSP.
Employers can claim for up to 2 weeks of SSP per employee who has needed time off for coronavirus related reasons. This 2 week limit has been reset, so an employer will be able to claim up to two weeks per employee regardless of whether they have claimed for them previously.
Other support includes £6,000 grants to premises in the hospitality and leisure sectors and £100 million in discretionary funding given to local authorities.