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Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor has announced changes to the Job Support Scheme which will provide further support for businesses impacted by Coronavirus.

The original Job Support Scheme required employers to pay a third of their employees’ wages for hours not worked and employees to be working 33% of their normal hours to be eligible. 

The changes to the Job Support Scheme include: 

  • Reducing the employer contribution for unworked hours to just 5%
  • Reduces the minimum hours requirements to 20%, so those working just one day a week will be eligible.
  • Increasing the profits covered by the new SEISS payments from 20 per cent to 40 per cent, meaning the maximum grant will increase from £1,875 to £3,750.
  • Cash grants of up to £2,100 per month primarily for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sector who may be adversely impacted by the restrictions in high-alert level areas.

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