The Job Support Scheme (JSS) is designed to protect viable jobs where employers are facing lower demand due to Covid-19, or have legally been required to close.
It runs from 1st November 2020 to 30th April 2021.
On the Job Support Scheme Open, employers will pay employees for time worked (which must be at least 20% of usual hours), and time not worked is divided between the employer (5% top-up, up to a limit), the government (61.67% grant, up to a limit) and the employee (remainder, as forgone wages). The employer also pays NICs and pension contributions.
On the Job Support Scheme Closed, the government pays two-thirds of the employee's usual wage (up to a limit). The employer only pays NICs and pension contributions.
We recommend fully familiarising yourself with HMRC's Job Support Scheme guidance published to date which is available here .
Please note: BrightPay will offer automatic calculation of the 'JSS Open' and 'JSS Closed' as soon as HMRC provide enough detailed guidance. Please see our blog for further information.
Until then, we have provided a 'manual' utility where you can enter amounts you have calculated yourself based on HMRC's guidance published to date. Please ensure you upgrade to version 20.5.11 using the link provided at the bottom of your 'Open Company' screen to be able to access this.
By using this 'manual' utility, this will then ensure that reclaimable government grant amounts will flow through to the JSS Claim Report in BrightPay when this is made available.
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