Despite the government announcing the payment of SSP from day 1 instead of day 4 for corona virus absences on 4th March, the legislation to enable that was only published 31 March 2020.
However, our developers managed to get the changes in place with a new checkbox on the SSP record and an updated SSP wizard to identify corona virus related SSP so the software now pays SSP from day 1 for corona virus related periods.
The mechanism HMRC will provide for employers to recover SSP will be a separate online HMRC portal with no payroll interface.
We have added a new generic Covid-19 Furlough Pay item so Employers can identify those payments made under the scheme and then get an analysis report showing the payments made and the totals to assist with claiming the money back via the new portal (now live and accessible here).
If you have any questions about this topic please contact Support on 0161 413 5050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org