Job Retention Scheme
With the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) coming to an end on 31 October 2020, the Government has announced the next phase of support for organisations still effected by a downturn in business. The Job Support Scheme will run from 1 November 2020 for six months initially, although this will be reviewed in January 2021. For organisation who have been prevented from reopening due to Government imposed restrictions or because of Local Lockdown, the Government will provide up to 67% of an employees usual salary, with the employer responsible for NI and pension contributions. For businesses able to operate, the employee must be working at least 33% of their usual working hours and will receive at least 78% of their normal pay with the Government picking up 1/3rd of cost of the balance of their usual working hours. Again the employer will be responsible for NI and pension contribution.
For more details about the Job Support Scheme and its applicability in Local Government, as well as information on the Job Retention Bonus and Test and Trace Support Payment please see our webpage.