The government has announced its most recent efforts in the new furlough scheme. From 1st November, the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, aims to protect businesses who face lower demand over the winter months due to the impact of COVID-19.
The Job Support Scheme will be available for 6 months and to be eligible, employees need to work a minimum of 33% of their normal working hours. For the remaining hours not worked, the government and employer will pay 1/3 each. In summary, employees working 33% of their hours will receive at least 77% of their salary.
It aims to prevent mass redundancy after the government introduced tighter measures to tackle a rise in positive Covid-19 test results and subsequent hospital admissions.
This is what we know so far, and more details will follow in the days and weeks to come. Be sure we will keep you informed and update when we know more.
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