Job Support for Employers Who Are Facing a Decrease in Demand (JSS Open)

If your business is open but you are facing a decrease in demand due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible for support through the Job Support Scheme (JSS). There are two phases to the JSS: JSS Open - For businesses that are operating but facing decreased demand.JSS Closed - For businesses that are legally … Continue reading Job Support for Employers Who Are Facing a Decrease in Demand (JSS Open)

How Do I Find a Kickstart Gateway to Apply for the Kickstart Scheme?

If you’re creating fewer than 30 job placements, a Kickstart gateway can act on your behalf and apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant for you. They will: gather information from you about the job placements you’d like to offeruse this information to submit an online application on behalf of a group of employerspass on the … Continue reading How Do I Find a Kickstart Gateway to Apply for the Kickstart Scheme?

Can I Apply for a Grant Through the Kickstart Scheme?

Any organisation, regardless of size, can apply for funding through the Kickstart Scheme. The job placements created with Kickstart funding must be new jobs. They must not: replace existing or planned vacanciescause existing employees or contractors to lose or reduce their employment The roles you are applying for must be: a minimum of 25 hours … Continue reading Can I Apply for a Grant Through the Kickstart Scheme?

What Is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme provides eligible employers with funding to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme. This is part of … Continue reading What Is the Kickstart Scheme?

How Do I Apply for Grant for the Kickstart Scheme?

If you’re creating fewer than 30 job placements, you will need to find a Kickstart gateway to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf. You can find out more about Kickstart Gateway here. If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, you can apply directly using the steps below. You will … Continue reading How Do I Apply for Grant for the Kickstart Scheme?

How Do I Claim the Job Retention Bonus?

From 15 February 2021, employers will be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) through the Government website. The JRB will be a one-off payment of £1,000 to the employer for every eligible employee that is claimed for. The bonus will be taxable, so you must include the whole amount as income when calculating … Continue reading How Do I Claim the Job Retention Bonus?

Which Employees Can I Claim the Job Retention Bonus For?

Claims will only be accepted for employees that were eligible for the scheme. Where a claim for an employee was incorrectly made, a Job Retention Bonus (JRB) will not be payable. You will be able to claim for employees who: you made an eligible claim for under the Job Retention Scheme (JRS)you kept continuously employed … Continue reading Which Employees Can I Claim the Job Retention Bonus For?

Can I Claim the Job Retention Bonus?

All employers can claim the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) for any eligible employee. You should ensure that you have: complied with your obligations to pay and file PAYE accurately and on time under the Real Time Information (RTI) reporting system for all employeesmaintained enrolment for PAYE onlinea UK bank account You must keep your payroll … Continue reading Can I Claim the Job Retention Bonus?

What Is the Job Retention Bonus?

As part of the summer’s emergency mini budget, the Chancellor announced a job retention bonus to encourage employers to keep their employees on once the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) ends on 31 October 2020. The Job Retention Bonus is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers, for every employee who they previously claimed for under … Continue reading What Is the Job Retention Bonus?

How Will the Job Support Scheme Work for Closed Businesses? (JSS Closed)

This post was originally published in 19 October 2020 and was updated on 26 October 2020 for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness. If you have legally had to close your premises due to coronavirus restrictions put in place by the Government, you can apply for support for employees’ wages through the Job Support Scheme (JSS). There … Continue reading How Will the Job Support Scheme Work for Closed Businesses? (JSS Closed)