Job Support Scheme

Job Support Scheme "New Furlough"

This short summary of the Job Support Scheme might be useful: 

Under the Job Support Scheme, employees must work a minimum of 33 per cent of their hours and be in “viable” jobs. For the remaining hours not worked, the government and organisations will each pay one-third. This means, the Treasury said, that employees working 33 per cent of their hours will receive at least 77 per cent of their pay. 

Of this 77 per cent, the divide is therefore 55 per cent paid by the organisation and 22 per cent by the government. The 22 per cent Government contribution is however a maximum and, for someone working 50 per cent of their hours, the government's contribution would fall to 17 per cent on a sliding scale.

The level of grant will be calculated based on employee’s usual salary, capped at £697.92 per month.

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