The Job Support Scheme: an overview for employers

Please Note: All information was correct at time of writing on 28 September 2020, however, since 31 October the furlough scheme has been extended, in line with government guidance. We do our very best to make sure our information is as up to date as possible, but we’d encourage you to check out our latest articles and to check the government website for updates as they happen.

On Thursday 24 September, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak spoke to Parliament about the next stage of the government’s plan to nurture the fragile economy by protecting jobs through the difficult winter months.

Following the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 31 October, he plans to introduce the Job Support Scheme – which will see workers get two-thirds of their normal wages topped up, in an attempt to prevent mass job cuts.

In this exclusive new guide – created by our Employment Law experts – you can learn more about what we know about the scheme so far, including an overview on:

  • How the scheme will operate
  • Who’s eligible to apply to the scheme
  • What employers are liable for as part of the scheme
  • Other measures the chancellor plans to introduce to protect businesses

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