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Covid-19 – Job Support Scheme

The JSS was originally announced on 24 September 2020 as a scheme to support viable jobs in businesses facing reduced demand over the winter months due to COVID-19 (JSS Open). The government’s objective at that time was to encourage short-time working rather than redundancies. Subsequently, on 9 October 2020, the government extended the scheme to provide support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close under local lockdown measures and tier three in England (JSS Closed).  The scheme will now begin in December 2020.  Click here to read our guidance