The Job Support Scheme replaces furlough at the start of November. Under the scheme, workers at businesses who have been told to close because of coronavirus rules will receive at least 67% of their pay from the government up to a maximum of £2,100 a month for each employee.
For staff to be eligible they must be off work for a minimum of seven days.
Up until 1 November, under the furlough scheme workers can still receive 80% of their pay – 20% from the employer and 60% from the government.
The new Job Support Scheme will also help firms which can remain open but where employees can return only part-time. Staff must be paid to work at least a third of their hours in order to qualify for support. For any hours not worked, the government and employer will each pay a third of the remaining wages.
Payments will not be available to firms that lose valuable work as a result of places like these closing such as the suppliers to pubs and restaurants.
From 14 October, the Liverpool City Region became the first area in England to go into Tier Three coronavirus lockdown and so many businesses, especially those in high instances of Coronavirus such as here in Bolton are watching with bated breath.
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