Individuals will be eligible for SSP for the first day of absence if the absence is Covid-19 related. The individual will need to visit https://111.nhs.uk/ in order to obtain an isolation note in line with advice issued from Friday 20 March-2020. They will still be entitled to the normal maximum of 28 weeks in any 3-year period with the same employer, however, unlike normal sickness there is no need to wait for 3 working days before they would be eligible where Covid19 applies.
The self-employed will be eligible to make a claim for Universal Credit or new style Employment and Support Allowance. Self-employed people will receive a rate equivalent to SSP.
Tenants, as well as mortgage borrowers, can apply for a 3 month payment holiday. Interest will continue to be charged on any amount that they owe. The government has announced that their intention is that no one can be evicted from their home over the next 3 months where this applies.
If you have any further queries regarding the above or you wish to speak to one of our advisors regarding this please email your query to us or call on 011-448 7658.
The 2nd payment on account of tax that is due by 31 July 2020 will be deferred until 31 January 2021. Self-employed taxpayers are eligible for this deferment. There is no need to apply for this offer. No penalties or interest for late payment will apply during this deferral period