COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Government Assistance – Life After Furlough
As many are aware the Government Furlough Scheme ends at the end of October 2020.
Further help is at hand as from 1st November 2020 in the form of the Government’s Job Support Scheme. The scheme is to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter period due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). This scheme will run for a period if six months.
The Government will pay a third of hours not worked up to a cap, with the employer also contributing a third. This will ensure employees earn a minimum of 77% of their normal wages, where the Government contribution has not been capped.
An employer who uses the Job Support Scheme will also be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Further details regarding the Job Support Scheme can be found via the following link; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/job-support-scheme
Also further details regarding the Government’s Job Retention Bonus can be accessed via means of the following link; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-can-claim-the-job-retention-bonus-from-15-february-2021
The winter period of 2020/21 is set to present challenges involving people management issues, and if you need any HR or employment law related assistance please contact Atom HR.