Trade Association Forum Coronavirus Bulletin

22 December 2021

Support measures for Business announced

The Chancellor announced a business support package to help those businesses impacted by the latest Omicron variant of Covid-19.

UK wide, the Government is reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS), for businesses with fewer than 250 employees. The scheme will reimburse the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for up to 2 weeks per employee. Firms will be eligible for the scheme from today and they will be able to make claims retrospectively from mid-January.

In TAF’s latest newsletter, they summarise these measures and restrictions…