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28 Sep 2020

Following furlough: Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme (JSS)

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On Thursday 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced hotly anticipated measures that will be of importance to employers.  Whilst we await detailed guidance, the key points of the announcement, and the accompanying factsheet, are set out in this e-alert. 

What has been announced?

The furlough scheme will end on 31 October 2020 as planned, however the new JSS will take effect from 1 November 2020 for a period of 6 months.  There is a shift in focus from keeping jobs open to supporting people who are working. The aim of the JSS is to protect ‘viable’ jobs in businesses facing lower demand over the winter months as a result of coronavirus.

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