Are you concerned about the impact of forced business premises closure? We’ve broken down the details on the expanded Job Support Scheme that could help you pay your employees wages during premises closure.
The key points;
- Employees need to be paid 67% of their normal wage.
- The government will cover 67% wages cost (up to a maximum of £2100 per month) but the employer will need to cover the cost of employers national insurance and pension costs.
- The scheme starts from 1st November 2020 (The CRJS can be used for lockdown before 1st November) and is expected to last for 6 months although this will be reviewed in January.
- Employees must be furloughed for a period of at least 7 days.
- To be eligible employees must be on an RTI submission prior to 23rd September but do not need to have been furloughed before.
- Employees on the scheme cannot be made redundant while the employer is claiming via the Job Support Scheme.
- Employers need written agreements with employees.