The Job Assist Scheme adjustments what it means to your firm

Originally written by Timothy Adler about small business

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has changed the more generous job support program, offering grants to companies in tier 2 regions whose business is restricted due to Covid restrictions, and doubling help for the self-employed.

Mr Sunak this morning announced the announcement of changes to the job support program, grants for restricted businesses in Tier 2 and increased support for the self-employed in the House of Commons to respond to the worsening Covid pandemic.

Changes to the Job Support Scheme

  • The Job Support Scheme has been made more generous, as employers only contribute 5 percent of the labor costs for employees on non-working days. And instead of working at least half of the usual working hours, employees only have to work 20 percent of the minimum hours, so those who only work one day a week are eligible
  • The Self-Employed Income Support (SEISS) scheme will be more generous, with the government covering an average of 40 percent of lost profits compared to the current 20 percent, meaning the maximum grant will be increased from £ 1,875 to £ 3,750
  • Any Tier 2 company whose business is restricted, such as B. Hospitality, Housing and Leisure, can now apply for a monthly grant of £ 2,100 postponed to August. This is 70 percent of the £ 3,000 grant available for deals closed at the top level 3

Tier 2 means that only households can meet indoors for a drink or meal, outdoor gatherings are limited to six, and businesses must close at 10 p.m.

Mr. Sunak said he spoke to hospitality executives and “the impact is worse than hoped as customer demand has plummeted.”

This is the fourth time in so many months that the Chancellor has had to revise his Covid Business Support package.

“I do not apologize for reacting to changing circumstances,” said Sunak. “A regionally graduated approach to Covid restrictions is the right one.”

further reading

Job Support Scheme, what it means for your small business

The Job Support Scheme changes what it means for your company

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