Coronavirus Job Retention, job support and bonus scheme – an employer update

by | Oct 9, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – 30 November 2020 is the last day on which you can submit CJRS claims for periods ending on or before 31 October 2020. After this date you will not be able to submit any further claims or add to existing claims.


The new job support scheme (JSS) will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months.  

With the job support scheme the company will continue to pay its employee for time worked, but the cost of hours not worked will be split between the employer, the Government (through wage support) and the employee (through a wage reduction), and the employee will keep their job.

The Government will pay a third of hours not worked up to a cap, with the employer also contributing a third. This will ensure employees earn a minimum of 77% of their normal wages, where the Government contribution has not been capped.

Employers using the Job Support Scheme will also be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus if they meet the eligibility criteria.


If your business is eligible for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) You will be able to claim it between 15 February 2021 and 31 March 2021. 


A step by step guide is available for employers here:  

We will keep you informed of how the JSS will work as soon as we get details.

If we are to make the claims for you then we will also be able to estimate the amounts of the claims in advance. Please talk to us on 020 7330 0000 about how we can help.

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