Waiter cleans table with antibacterial spray and wipe.

Government expand Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor has today (Oct 09) announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to now businesses that have been forced to close due to Covid restrictions.

The scheme, which was announced at the end of September, pays up to 2/3 of an employee’s wages that have been lost.

The scheme will now be extended to cover the wages of any employee that has lost work due to local or national lockdown restrictions, for example if pubs were to shut altogether, the staff of said pub would be paid for the hours that they had lost.

Employers are not required to make up the remaining third of the employee's paycheque, they only need to pay NICS and pension contributions.

This announcement comes after several Mayors of city regions have rejected local lockdown measures when there was no support for the businesses that had shut.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, said:

“Throughout the crisis the driving force of our economic policy has not changed.

“I have always said that we will do whatever is necessary to protect jobs and livelihoods as the situation evolves.

“The expansion of the Job Support Scheme will provide a safety net for businesses across the UK who are required to temporarily close their doors, giving them the right support at the right time.”

PSE Oct/Nov 20

PSE Oct/Nov 20

Retrofit for sustainability

Click here to read the Oct/Nov issue of our PSE magazine, which looks forward to focus on what can be done to overcome the challenges facing our economy, our environment and our homes. Read in-depth analysis from a range of experts from Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson through to the Northern Housing Consortium’s Tracy Harrison.


View all videos

Win a £50 Amazon Voucher

What are your digital transformation plans?

Have you got 2 minutes to talk to us about your digital transformation plans?

We want to know if the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated or disrupted your plans for digital self-service.

Take our short survey, to thank you for your time we'll enter you into a prize dar to win a £50 Amazon Vocuher.

Magazine Feature

How to motivate the unmotivatable

Turning laggards into lemons. Stephen Bahooshy MCMI, Children & Adults' Services, Local Government.

Every workplace has them. They are the people that seem to be unwilling or unable to complete a task even remotely outside the remit of what they consider to be their role.

More articles...

View all