The Job Support Scheme will start on 1 November and will replace the furlough scheme which ends on 31 October.

Key information:

  • Businesses that are operating but facing decreased demand can get support for wages through JSS Open.
  • Those businesses that are legally required to close their premises as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions set by one or more of the four governments of the UK can get the support they need through JSS Closed.
  • It will be open to employers across the UK even if they have not previously used the furlough scheme.
  • The scheme will run for six months starting in November
  • Companies who use the Scheme can also still claim the Job Retention Bonus, where the Government pays £1,000 for every furlough employee who comes back to work, until at least the end of January 2021.

You can find more information about the Job Support Scheme on GOV.UK

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