Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to COVID Restrictions

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors because of coronavirus restrictions.

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  • Job Support Scheme will be expanded to support businesses across the UK required to close their premises due to coronavirus restrictions
  • Government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect jobs over the coming months
  • Cash grants for businesses required to close in local lockdowns also increased to up to £3,000 per month

Under the expansion, firms whose premises are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work – protecting jobs and enabling businesses to reopen quickly once restrictions are lifted.

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The government will support eligible businesses by paying two thirds of each employees’ salary (or 67%), up to a maximum of £2,100 a month. For further information please click here.

JOb Support Scheme Expanded
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