All the information you need about the cash grants that are available including what action you need to take, if any.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
There is a new ‘Workers Support’ package to help pay people’s wages. Employers who cannot cover staff costs can apply to HMRC for a grant to cover most of the wages of ‘retained’ employees who are not working which will enable them to be kept on the payroll rather than being laid off or made redundant.
The support package means:
- Employers can apply for a grant to cover 80 per cent of a ‘retained’ employee’s wages up to a maximum of £2,500 a month
- Support will be backdated to 1 March 2020 and will be available for at least 3 months and will be extended if necessary
- The scheme will be available to all employers across the UK including charitable or non-profit will be eligible for the scheme
See more information and how to apply.
You can read the Government's information about the support available including grant funding, statutory sick pay measures, and reliefs on business rates. There is also guidance for employers and businesses including how you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if an employee becomes ill. You might also be interested in more information about business rates from the council.