Further details

Further to yesterday’s (24.9.20) announcement, additional information has been published on the Government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) and more is set to follow soon.

The JSS will apply from 1 November and will run for six months.

To claim under the scheme, an employee must work a minimum of 33% of their usual hours (initially for the first three months of the scheme) and must not be on notice of redundancy.

Following three months, the Government will consider whether to retain the minimum 33% threshold or to increase it.

Employees do not have to work the same hours or working pattern and can drop in and out of the scheme depending on what work you have available although each minimum period under the scheme must cover a period of seven days.

For every hour not worked, employers and the government will top up a third of the employee’s usual pay.

The Government’s contribution is capped at £697.92 per month.

The scheme does not cover Class 1 employers’ NI or pension contributions and these will remain payable by the employer.

To access the scheme, employees do not have to have been furloughed previously although must be on your PAYE payroll on or before 23 September 2020.

This means an RTI submission to HMRC must have been made on or before 23 September.

The JSS scheme will be open to receive claims in December 2020 and claims will be paid on a monthly basis.

Click Job Support Scheme for further information.

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