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22.10.20 JSS increased financial support for businesses to protect more jobs. The Schemes will now be known as JSS Open and JSS Closed (for businesses required to close under lockdown regulations). For the JSS Open Minimum hours worked by employees has dropped from 33% to 20% and employer contributions for non-worked hours dropped from 1/3 to 5% plus NI and pension contributions. Must be written agreements between employer and employee agreeing to the changes. HR:4UK clients please contact us for these forms and covering letters.

23.10.20 Quarantine Update The Canary Islands, Denmark, Maldives and Mykonos will be added to the list 4am 25 October. Liechtenstein will be removed from the list 4am 25 October.

12.10.20 The Prime Minister announced a 3-tier lockdown introducing Local Alert Levels of Very High, High and Medium for England. Setting out the information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. Postcode checker and NHS Covid-19 app show which alert levels apply in each area.

9.10.20 The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) expansion provides a higher level of support for businesses legally required to temporarily close due to local or national coronavirus restrictions from 1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021

The JSS expansion will fund two-thirds of eligible employees normal pay up to a limit of £2,100 per month. 

5.10.20 eConnect users get their first look at our newly launched 'Document Library and Editor'. This exciting new feature makes light work of your HR admin tasks to save your valuable time.

23.9.20 Gov launch new 6 month Job Support Scheme from 1 November - 30 April 2021. Employers facing lower demand can receive funding for employees working shorter hours rather than make them redundant. Employees must work at least a third of their normal hours.

2.9.20 Kickstart Scheme launched. 100% gov funded 6 month work placements for 16-24 year olds + £1,500 per job placement. HR:4UK are an approved Group Administrator and can make applications on behalf of other businesses to meet the minimum requirement of 30 placements. Contact us today to find out more.

1.9.20 Flexible Furlough Scheme. 

From October Scheme reduced to 60% - employers to pay 20%.

For the latest updates and guidance visit our Employers Area here 

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Using the New Job Support Schemes & Preparing for Local Lockdowns - With Live Q&As
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Business Crisis Package for Business Survival 3 months support to help successfully manage your workforce during the national crisis. Maximise furlough leave to minimise the financial impact on your business. Avoid expensive risks by complying with employment law. Pricing tailored to your business needs. The CJRS scheme closes on 31 Ocotber 2020. Act now to avoid missing your opportunity. Contact us today 

Last updated 13 October 2020

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Based in Hinckley in Leicestershire HR:4UK are passionate and committed to providing a comprehensive range of employment and HR services backed up with our cloud based employment management software specifically designed to enable you to manage all of your staff issues.

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