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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