UK Job Support Scheme opens on 1 November

Oct 27, 2020

The UK Government recently announced that the Job Support Scheme (JSS) will open on 1 November and run for six months, until 30 April 2021. There are two variations to the scheme, JSS Open and JSS Closed. JSS Open will provide support to businesses that are open where employees are working shorter hours due to reduced demand.  JSS Closed will provide support to businesses whose premises are legally required to close as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions set by one of the four governments of the UK.  Readers are reminded that the job retention scheme comes to an end on Saturday 31 October. Final claims by employers must be made by 30 November 2020.