Job Support Scheme live Q&A | A lifeline for businesses?

30 September 2020 | 14:00 - 14:30

Following the Chancellor’s announcement on 24 September that furlough will be replaced by a new Job Support Scheme, employers will naturally have many questions about this potential lifeline and how it will impact business decisions.

Could this financial support help to prevent redundancies? Who’s eligible? And what if consultation has already begun?

With few details to go on – and a potential flaw at the heart of the scheme that might make redundancy a more economic option, thereby defeating its purpose – our Employment Law Director, James Tamm, will be explaining what we know so far, sharing his initial reaction, and answering your burning questions to help you make informed decisions about your future. 

Join our 30-minute live Q&A, Job Support Scheme | A lifeline for businesses? for the clarity you need.

Register for this free session now using the form opposite.

Got a question for James?

Take a look at the resources below for initial information on the Job Support Scheme and, if you have any questions, please submit them using the form opposite. James will endeavour to answer as many as possible during the session.

Related resources

James shares his initial reaction to the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme in his statement below.

Our Employment Law specialists have also been working through the detail and have compiled a helpful FAQ of what we know so far, including how it works, who’s eligible, how to claim and more.

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Coronavirus Advice Hub

Throughout the pandemic, our Employment Law and Health & Safety specialists have continued to produce free, practical guidance and templates for employers. To access all these resources, plus be notified when new resources are added in relation to the Job Support Scheme, register for free now.

People Management Magazine

With so much about the Chancellor’s new initiative still unclear, People Management asked legal experts – including our Employment Law Director, James Tamm – for their steer on some key grey areas.
“We are delighted with the service and support from Ellis Whittam. Professional and timely responses with concise and informative guidance to help us make employee decisions in the best interests of the business. We now consider the team at Ellis Whittam an extension of our HR service and Business Support Team. Having Ellis Whittam on board gives us the confidence to navigate the employment and HR challenges we need to overcome.”


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