Important: On November 1st the government withdrew its guidance on the Job Support Scheme and announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) would be extended until March 2021. Full details can be found here.
Job Support Scheme calculator
The Job Support Scheme Calculator helps to easily calculate your employees’ pay under the Government’s new support scheme.
Use our Job Support Scheme Calculator to find out how to scale back your employee working hours, to determine how much employers will have to pay and the Government contribution to staff wages.
How to calculate pay under the Job Support Scheme
Are you looking to find out how to calculate pay under the Job Support Scheme (JSS)?
Our Job Support Scheme calculator helps you determine your contribution and employees’ new pay under the Government’s support.
To calculate your Job Support Scheme pay, simply input your employees’ regular gross wage, their normal working hours and the hours they will now be working. The JSS calculator will then show the amount you need to pay for the reduced hours worked and the Government contribution.
What is the Job Support Scheme?
As part of the Winter Economy Plan, the Government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will replace the Job Retention Scheme once it ends on 31 October 2020.
With the aim to protect jobs, the new aid will offer wage support to employers that are facing lower demand over the coming months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and will run for six months until the end of April 2021.
Throughout the scheme, employers will continue to pay employees for their time worked but will split the cost of hours not worked with the Government.
The Government will pay 61.67% and Employers will pay 5% of the hours not worked, ensuring employees receive a minimum of 73% of their normal wage.
How to claim the Job Support Scheme grant
Now that you’ve used our Job Support Scheme calculator to work out the pay for your employees, it’s time to find out how to claim the grant.
Firstly, to receive the Job Support Scheme, you will have to start submitting claims via GOV.co.uk from December 2020 as the wage relief will be paid monthly.
The Government will issue JSS grant payments in arrears that will reimburse you for the Government contribution. But it’s worth noting that the support will not cover Class 1 Employer NICs or pension contributions.
You can find further details on the UK government website here
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