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Job Support Scheme 1st November 2020 onwards....

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

We are now coming to the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This officially ends on the 31st October and you will need to make any final claims on or before 30th November 2020. As of 1st December 2020, you will not be able to submit or add any claims to the CJRS.


The Job Support Scheme (JSS)


There are two variations to the Job Support scheme – JSS Open and JSS closed. This scheme will be available from 1st November 2020 and expected to run for six months with a review of the scheme in January 2021.


Please note you will need to cover all employer National Insurance & Pension contributions on both JSS Open and JSS closed.


JSS Open will provide support to businesses that are open and operating with employees working shorter hours due to Coronavirus restrictions & impact. Your employees will need to work at least 20% of their usual hours. You will continue to pay employees for the hours they work, and the UK government will pay a contribution of 61.67% of the usual pay for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £1,541.75 per month. You will pay 5% of the usual pay for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £125 per month, and can top this up further if you choose. This means employees should receive at least two thirds of their usual pay for hours not worked.


JSS Closed will provide support to businesses whose premises are legally required to close as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions. The Government will fund two thirds of employees' usual wages for time not worked, up to a maximum of £2,083.33 per month. You will not be required to contribute, but you can top up the government’s contribution if you choose to.


All details and information on JSS open & closed will be found on :


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-job-support-scheme


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