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News & Events / Coronavirus sick pay scheme opens for applications

From 26th May 2020 small businesses and employers across the UK who have paid statutory sick pay to staff taking coronavirus-related leave will now be able to claim back the money.

The scheme allows small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 members of staff, to apply to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay for two weeks – worth nearly £200 per employee.

The new online service is being run by HMRC, and after making an application employers will receive the money within six working days.To get the rebate, employers will need to go online and input simple information on the employees being claimed for.

The service can be accessed here.


The scheme covers all types of employment contracts, including: