News & Articles

Rishi Sunak has announced £1 billion Omicron support including the return of the SSP Rebate Scheme

Client Support
Hannah Dumenil
21/12/2021
Click to share to a social media platform.

Rishi Sunak has announced 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.

Find out more
If you have any questions about the above, or would like more information specific to your circumstances, please enter your email address below and we will get in touch:

Related View All

Handing down the family businesses
24/06/2022
Tax
James Boustead

Handing down the family businesses

£30m to be released from Farming Investment Fund
23/06/2022
Caroline Peters

£30m to be released from Farming Investment Fund

Wills v partnerships  - who dares win?
23/06/2022
Caroline Dowding - Head of Agriculture and Estates at Birkett Long

Wills v partnerships - who dares win?

What are trusts and how can they work for me?
23/06/2022
Neil Spicer

What are trusts and how can they work for me?

Our Accreditations and Memberships