Job Support Schemes explained – JSS Open & JSS Closed…

There are now two job support schemes (JSS). The original one designed for businesses that are legally required to close is now called JSS Closed, and the other one introduced by the Chancellor on 22 October for businesses that remain open but with employees working reduced hours: JSS Open.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme

With Essex moving into Tier 2 high risk category and Wales introducing a “fire-break” lockdown, do you predict the Government implementing a second lockdown during the autumn half-term break? Covid19 is certainly not going any. Now is the time to learn if your business qualifies for the Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme

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Job Support Scheme – further guidance

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months AND it has been expanded to provide temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions set by one or more of the four governments of the UK.

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Chancellor expands furlough scheme – how will this effect you and your business?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has just announced an extension to the Job Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. Today’s announcement targets businesses who are required to shutdown due to local lockdowns and is in addition to the existing schemes announced. The final direction has still to be issued but the basics are set out below;

Last month, the government announced how the Job Support Scheme would contribute 1/3 of the shortfall of wages (capped at £697.72pm) for employees who were working reduced hours, but working at least 33% of their normal (pre-furlough) hours. The employer would contribute a further 1/3 of the shortfall, and the employee would forego the final third.

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What the Chancellor’s ‘Winter Economy Plan’ actually means for your business

Rishi Sunak has unveiled his latest lockdown measures to help ease the financial burden on UK businesses during the Covid19 pandemic. Learn how the Job Support Scheme (which will sit alongside the Job Retention Bonus) may benefit your business after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends. Also find out about the latest Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, tax cuts, VAT and self-assessment payment deferrals plus the flexibility to pay back loans (Pay as You Grow).

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Furlough (CJRS) is changing – Dates for Your Diary

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Furlough, a word you are used to hearing just recently, is changing and winding down over the next few months. The scheme is set to end on 31st October 2020. As an employer, you will have to start contributing towards the scheme from 1st September 2020. Here is your guide to the key dates to watch out for.

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JUST ONE REASON – The Power of Professional Relationships

Successful businesses depend upon strong relationships. Whether internally, with clients, investors, other stakeholders or even competitors, a network developed on deep relationships will open doors for you, refer you and will support you in whatever ways you need. 

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Quarantine Team Members – Know the Facts

There have been a number of flare-ups of Covid19 across the world in recent weeks which has seen the Government imposing further restrictions at short notice on travellers. As of 8 June anyone who is required to quarantine must comply unless they are exempt from the rules.

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