Job Support Scheme Guidance Published

November 02, 2020

Following the Government’s announcement on 24 September 2020 of its new Job Support Scheme (JSS) and the subsequent further detail which was issued, full guidance was finally published in relation to the operation of the JSS on Friday, 30 October 2020, two days before it was scheduled to come into effect.

The JSS was originally scheduled to come into operation on 1 November 2020 following the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). However, now that the CJRS has been extended. until December 2020, the commencement of the JSS has now been postponed until the CJRS ends. Employers will therefore have more time to ensure that their implementation of their JSS arragements is compliant and, for those who had decided not to take advantage of the JSS, to reconsider their position in the meantime.

In light of the extension of the CJRS, employers will need to keep the position under review in case further changes are made to the JSS before it comes into operation.

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