Job Support Scheme (JSS)

Job Support Scheme (JSS)

The JSS scheme that replaces CJRS was originally announced in September.

It has been made more generous than in the original announcement to support businesses that are legally forced to close their premises as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions imposed by one of the four UK governments. This is referred to as JSS Closed.

For those employers that are able operate safely but continue to face reduced demand such that they may need extra support over the winter to help keep their employees attached to their workforce there is JSS Open. That scheme has been made more generous to encourage employers to keep their employees in a job on shorter hours rather than making them redundant.

JSS Open and JSS Closed were originally scheduled to commence on 1 November 2020 and will now commence when the extended CJRS scheme ends and will run until the end of April 2021.

If you need any additional information please don't hesitate to contact our Tax Partners, Steve Crompton or Lucy Williams on the details below:

Steve Crompton
Partner – Head of Tax
direct dial: 01942 292541
mobile: 07790 840394

Lucy Williams
Tax Partner
direct dial: 01942 292543
mobile: 07807 053494