Employer Allowance and ssp recovery
We operate a small domiciliary care business where we employ 26 people, a proportion of our staff work on a part time basis and they are often advised externally that, it is sometimes better for them to claim sickness and get a sick note, be off for 28 weeks and go onto ESA as they can get paid the same, for doing nothing. This has happened at least 5 times to us in the last 2 years. We can’t get rid of them and SSP recovery was our only life line. With regards to Employer Allowance I have rang HMRC several times and get a different answer every time. Can someone help please, we provide personal care to an individual but we are not employed by that individual. Can we claim Employer Allowance? HMRC say yes, then no, it’s a shambles, and this will have a dramatic impact on the care industry as if has a high historical poor sickness record with low profit margins. As a small employer the whole system is against us, we feel.