UPDATE: Full guidance on the Job Support Scheme (JSS) was finally released on 30th October 2020. But by 31st October 2020, JSS was postponed in favour of an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). JSS will now not be implemented until CJRS has come to an end.
Under the scheme, the government will contribute towards the wages of employees who are working fewer hours than normal due to decreased demand under JSS Open.
For businesses that are asked to close the government will contribute towards 67% of employees’ wages, and employers will need to continue to fund employers NI and pension contributions under JSS Closed.
Biznus Payroll’s Comment: –
As we found with CJRS the scheme has already been subject to many changes, given the scheme has now been postponed there is a strong possibility this scheme will be subject to further updates.
We recommend that if this scheme will be of interest to you, that you keep an eye on the updates and qualification criteria HERE.