HMRC announce re-introduction of SSP Rebate Scheme

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced additional support available to businesses as the latest coronavirus variant causes concern. The Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme restarted again on 21 December 2021 and claims can be made retrospectively from mid-January. The Scheme is open to UK based employers with a PAYE payroll and less than … Read more


In the latest Budget announcement the Government confirmed they are continuing with their policy for 2022/23 in respect of the National Minimum Wage plan.As such, we will see continued increases in all rates with the National Living Wage increasing by 6.6%. We are now at the Second stage with NLW applying to 23-year-olds and above … Read more

Changes to Minimum Wage

Employers should be aware that on 1 April 2021, the government is increasing both the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates. From 1 April 2021, National Minimum Wages and National Living Wage Rates will increase as follows:_______________________________________________National Living Wage Age 23+:Previous Rate: £8.72 Rate from April 2021: £8.91_______________________________________________21–22 Year-Old Rate:Previous Rate: £8.20 Rate from … Read more

New Health and Social Care Levy

On 7 September 2021 Boris Johnson, confirmed that in tax year 2022/23, National Insurance (NI) rates for employees, employers and the self-employed will increase by 1.25%. The initial increase will be collected via National Insurance Contributions (NICs), but in tax year 2023/24 this increase will be changed to be a standalone Health and Social Care … Read more

Reclaiming SSP

Reclaiming SSP The deadline for reclaiming or amending SSP claims because of COVID-19 must be submitted on or before 31 December 2021. You can reclaim up to 2 weeks’ SSP if your employee has been off work because they had COVID-19 or were self-isolating. You can only claim for employees who were off work on … Read more