Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to close

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to close

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme will terminate on 17 March 2022. The original scheme was launched in May 2020 and closed in September 2021. The scheme enabled small and medium-sized

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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP): Two things employers should know today

Employers should be aware of a temporary change to the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021, which took effect on 17 December. The change is part of the Government’s wider response to an increase in the number of cases

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SME employers confident in workforce expansion plans

SME employers confident in workforce expansion plans

Official research has found increasing confidence amongst SME employers, with 26% expecting to increase employee headcount in the coming year. The findings come from the Small Business Survey, carried out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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Employer pensions contributions and the 90-day rule

Employer pensions contributions and the 90-day rule

There are many important responsibilities that come with being an employer; one being to ensure that pensions contributions are paid on time. You must deduct the appropriate contributions from your employee’s salaries and pay those – alongside any employer contributions

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Three-tier system impact on businesses

Three-tier system impact on businesses

With the national lockdown having ended on 2 December, the Government has reintroduced the three-tier system across England. Compared to previously, the tiers are stricter this time around. Each alert level, (tier 1 = medium, tier 2 = high, tier

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CJRS compliance letters issued by HMRC

CJRS compliance letters issued by HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been writing to certain employers about issues with Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) compliance. Its focus is on those who have knowingly put forward fraudulent claims and less so on those who have made

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to launch on 26 May

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to launch on 26 May

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that the coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch online on Tuesday 26 May. The scheme, which was originally announced at Budget, will enable small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick

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