HMRC webinars: Coronavirus-related measures and the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

28 October 2020

As businesses are aware, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is due to close on 31 October 2020, and any claims must be made on, or prior to, 30 November 2020. The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will then open on 1 November 2020, and associated claims can be submitted from 8 December 2020. In addition to this, eligible employers may be entitled to claim the Job Retention Bonus (JRB). Due to all of the changes, HMRC is running a series of webinars, designed to assist employers with the measures implemented to help them, and their employees, through the outbreak of coronavirus.

The COVID-19 support for employers is a live webinar, and will provide a roundup of the CJRS, and how to claim. It will also discuss the latest guidance on the JRB, including information on checking if employees are eligible, what can be claimed, and what can be done now to prepare. There will also be an introduction to the JSS, providing detail relating to businesses to ensure that they get the right assistance, at the right time, depending on their situation. The webinars will be updated as and when the latest information becomes available.

Monthly webinars on the topic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme are also being hosted. These sessions will confirm:

  • Who can claim
  • When to start paying Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
  • Who can be claimed for
  • How to make a claim
  • What businesses may be entitled to
  • Maintaining records

There will be the opportunity to ask questions within the on-screen text box throughout the duration of the webinars.


The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication. For all the latest information, news and resources on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting payroll professions, visit our Coronavirus hub.