Job Support Scheme Expansion for Closed Business Premises (JSSC)

12 Oct 2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is being expanded to provide temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions set by one or more of the four governments of the UK.

Similar to the Job Support Scheme, where employees receive two-thirds of their wages for time not worked, the grant per eligible employee available from the UK Government is two-thirds of their normal pay up to a limit of £2100 per month.

Extra details: 

  • The employer can claim under the rules announced on 9th October 2020 if their premises are closed.
  • Businesses required to close as a result of specific workplace outbreaks by local public health authorities are not eligible for this scheme.
  • The employer will be reimbursed in arrears for the government contribution.
  • The employee must not be on a redundancy notice. 
  • The scheme will run for six months from 1 November 2020 and is open to all employers with a UK bank account and a UK PAYE scheme.
  • All Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) will be eligible; large businesses will be required to demonstrate that their business has been adversely affected by COVID-19, and the government expects that large employers will not be making capital distributions (such as dividends), while using the scheme.
  • Open to employers even if they haven’t used furlough scheme.
  • Employers can claim support scheme and CJRS bonus.

For all the latest details, click here to read our Job Support Scheme Fact Sheet or alternatively for closed businesses, please click here. 

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