The Budget was announced on 2 March 2021 and the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced measures that affect both employees and employers.
The Chancellor has recently announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, will now be extended across the UK until 31 March 2021. Guidance on how the scheme would operate during this extension was published on 10 November.
Our latest employment law update provides details on the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. If you need advice on any employment law issues, please get in touch with our team.
On 22 October, the Chancellor announced that there had been changes to the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) in order to further help businesses keep on staff.
In November, the Job Support Scheme will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. For details on what the Scheme covers, eligibility and how to claim, find out more in our recent Employment Law blog.
In a further effort to assist businesses and individuals to ‘weather the storm’ of coronavirus, the government has extended the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to allow applicants to obtain a second grant in respect of a further three months of profits.