Job Support Scheme Closed (JSS Closed)

Who is this available to?

The JSS Closed is available to employers that are legally required to close for at least seven consecutive calendar days as a consequence of nationally-imposed Coronavirus restrictions.

Businesses required to close by local public health authorities as a consequence of workplace outbreaks are not eligible.

Are all employees eligible?

Employees must have been on their employer’s PAYE payroll and an RTI notification must have been made to HMRC by a date that is yet to be confirmed following the extension of the CJRS.

What support is available?

It provides grants to employers covering two-thirds of the usual pay of each employee who cannot work as a consequence of the legal requirement to close, capped at £2,083.33 per month.

Employers must cover the cost of Employer National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and pension contributions. They may top-up the amount paid the employee if they wish, but do not have to.


When does the scheme start?

The JSS Closed was due to run for six months from 1 November 2020. However, it has now been delayed following the extension of the furlough scheme. Applications for grants will likely open after the CJRS extension closes on 2 December 2020.