Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) - Information for individuals
If you think you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), please refer to our workfoirce update on the 24th March for details or visit www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay
What if I am self-employed?
Last night the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced additional measures to help businesses and the self-employed impacted by coronavirus (extracts below - restrictions do apply - see the link for further details).
- HMG will pay the self-employed a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits over the last three years, up to £2500 per month
- This will be available for three months. Will be extended if necessary
- People can claim these grants and continue to do business
- Covers the self-employed to the same limit as those who are furloughed
To ensure the funds reaches the people most in need:
- Open to those with trading profits of up to £50,000 per annum
- Available to people who i) make the majority of their income being self-employed, ii) Have a self-employed tax return for 2019
How to access
- HMRC will contact you directly and you’ll have to fill out a form
- HMRC will pay the grant directly to bank accounts.
- Aim is to pay at the beginning of June (3 months backdated). Hoping to be quicker than that but recognition HMRC are now having to design two new systems
- Anyone who missed the January filing deadline has an extra 4 weeks from today to submit their tax return.