Job Support Scheme

Young people and ethnic minorities most likely to be laid off after furlough

Young people and ethnic minorities were most likely to be made unemployed after coming off furlough, according to a report...

Ebb and furlough: the Job Support Scheme explained

23 Oct 2020

We look at the back-and-forth nature of the government’s economic funding to help businesses affected by the pandemic and examine...

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Has Sunak’s latest Job Support Scheme quelled fears for tiers?

22 Oct 2020

The new version of the Job Support Scheme has been thoroughly welcomed by business but there is no shortage of...

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Preparing payroll for the new Job Support Scheme

22 Oct 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an update to the Job Support Scheme yesterday to offer extended support to workers in England...

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Chancellor revamps Job Support Scheme

22 Oct 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an update to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), including for workers in England where tier 2 restrictions apply.

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London restrictions risk quarter of a million hospitality jobs

16 Oct 2020

The introduction of tougher Covid-19 restrictions in London will put up to 250,000 hospitality jobs at risk.
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Liverpool launches wage ‘top up’ scheme for hospitality and leisure

15 Oct 2020

Liverpool is to provide £40m of emergency funding for hospitality and leisure businesses in the region, allowing those affected by...

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Preparing for stricter Covid-19 lockdowns: A guide for employers

14 Oct 2020

As England’s three-tier restrictions come into force and the government faces increasing pressure to ‘circuit break’ the rising number of...

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Law firms pay back furlough cash

14 Oct 2020

A number of UK law firms have handed back government furlough money having experienced better than expected business in the...

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UK hospitality industry mounts legal challenge to fresh lockdown rules

12 Oct 2020

Judicial review sought to halt new restrictions that could lead to closures of pub, restaurants and clubs.

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RSA: UK should adopt France’s partial activity scheme

12 Oct 2020

The UK's response to the coronavirus job threat must take into account the risk of automation. Other countries have shown how UK schemes can be improved.

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Government will cover two-thirds of wages at firms forced to temporarily close

9 Oct 2020

Expanded Job Support Scheme announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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Job Support Scheme guidance needed soon to avoid redundancies

9 Oct 2020

Organisations are in desperate need of guidance around the Job Support Scheme in order to make decisions about their future....

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Job losses accelerate as furlough draws to a close

8 Oct 2020

Up to 800 jobs are being shed by Suffolk brewer Greene King with the closure of 79 pubs and restaurants,...

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Hospitality job losses will be ‘far higher’ than expected

7 Oct 2020

Far more pub, bar and restaurant workers than previously thought are likely to lose their jobs by the end of...

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