With the conclusion of COVID-19 support, we have reached a point where employers need to consider actions and changes going forward in October. There have been no announcements yet of any continuation or replacement scheme for the current CJRS model and this in turn also has to be considered by smaller employers around the SSP rebate scheme. The scheme has been available to all employers with less than 250 staff at the reference period last March to 2 weeks rebate of SSP for COVID-19 related absence and claims will be allowed up to the end of September.
As such eligible employers should continue to use the scheme until this date and ensure all claims are made in a timely manner. Remember, unlike CJRS, there is no specific claim period, but all claims must be made in arrears. Employers have until the 31st of December 2021 to make any claims eligible under the scheme.
More details about the scheme can be found here: