12 October 2020

Extension to Job Support Scheme

Last Friday, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the UK Government would put in place an extension to the Job Support Scheme (JSS).

Any business that has to close due to local or national restrictions brought in to prevent the spread of COVID-19, will benefit from the extension to the JSS, by the Government paying two thirds of their employees' salaries, up to a maximum of £2,100 per month.

Unlike the JSS, an employer will not have to contribute towards wages and will only have to pay NICS and pension contributions, but employers will only be eligible if their employees are off work for a minimum of seven consecutive days.

This extension of the JSS will start on 1 November and run for six months. Grants will be paid via a HMRC claims service, and will be available from early December.

To read more about the scheme click here.

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