COVID-19

Job Support Scheme Amendment

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Updated 23rd October 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced today a further amendment to the Job Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020.

When originally announced, the JSS required employees to work a minimum of 33% of their normal hours. This has now been reduced to 20%, meaning that employees working as little as one day a week are now eligible for the scheme.

Additionally, the employer contribution to the ‘unworked’ hours has been significantly reduced from 33% to just 5%. This could have a huge impact on businesses and enable more employees to be kept in work.

For Example: “If someone was being paid £587 for their unworked hours, the government would be contributing £543 and their employer only £44.”

Employers will continue to receive the £1,000 Job Retention Bonus.

No changes have been made to the JSS for those businesses legally required to close.

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