Job Support Scheme Update
The government has today announced an extension to its Job Support Scheme. The scheme will begin on 1 November 2020 and will be available for six months, with a review point in January 2021.
The extension applies to any business required to close its premises due to local or national coronavirus restrictions. If that happens then the government will pay two-thirds of their employees’ salaries if they are unable to work, up to a maximum of £2,100 per month.
Businesses will only be eligible to claim the grant while they are subject to restrictions and employees must be off work for a minimum of seven consecutive days.
The employer will not need to contribute under the scheme, but they will need to cover National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and Pension Contributions. Payments to businesses will be made in arrears via a HMRC claims service. The portal should be available from early December 2020.
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