Ongoing Covid-19 support for businesses

Screenshot of a video on Covid-19 Statutory Sick Pay RebateIn August 2022 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) updated its guidance about the support available for businesses affected by Covid-19 and launched a new HMRC community forums section on its website.

The updated guidance includes information on the Covid-19 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Rebate Scheme 2. It covers topics such as: 1) making payments to employees who are off sick or self-isolating because of Covid-19 on or after December 2021 and 2) what employees you can claim for under the scheme.

The information and guidance provided by HMRC is in the form of videos and webinars – you can register for the webinars in advance on the HMRC website

You can also sign up for email updates to get information on a wide range of topics for individuals, businesses, employers and agents.

Other information provided in the updated guidance includes how to report Covid-19 taxable grants and payments. Watch a video on how to declare your grants on your company tax return (CT600) and find out what happens if you’ve claimed too much and what records you need to keep.

The online community forums can be used to ask questions, see what others are asking and get answers.

For more information on how to continue protecting your staff and Sandwell business from Covid-19 visit our Living and working with Covid page. On this page we share information to help your Sandwell-based business continue to operate alongside coronavirus.