As the end of the Furlough scheme is approaching, the government have introduced a Job Support Scheme (JSS) which will open on 1 November and run for six months, until 30 April 2021.
There are two variations of the Job Support Scheme, JSS Open and JSS Closed.
The JSS Open scheme will provide support to businesses that are open, where employees are working shorter hours due to reduced demand.
The JSS Closed scheme will provide support to businesses whose premises are legally required to close as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions.
In both variations of the scheme, the employer will need to cover all employer National Insurance and pension contributions.
You’ll be able to make your first JSS claim in arrears from 8 December, for pay periods ending and paid in November.
If you are an employer:
If we manage your payroll scheme already, you do not need to worry about the above. We will contact you regarding your payroll, if this scheme applies to you.