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The fifth SEISS grant – get ready to claim

Attached are the details of the fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant.

The application process is not currently open but is due to be available within the next few days. Once the application process is open you will have until 30 September 2021 to make a claim.

The eligibility criteria has changed so please read the attached document carefully to see if you are eligible.

Job Support Scheme – Commencing on 1 November 2020

Please find attached information about the new Job Support Scheme that commences on 1 November 2020.

If you are considering using the JSS Open then please read the following below, which comes from HMRCs guidance:

JSS Open temporary working agreements

To be eligible for the grant, employers must have reached written agreement with their employee (or reached written collective agreement with a trade union where the relevant terms are determined by collective agreement) that they have been offered a temporary working agreement. The agreement must be available for view by HMRC on request.

This temporary working agreement must cover at least seven consecutive days.

Employers should discuss with their staff and make any changes to their employment contract by written agreement. When employers are making decisions, including deciding to whom they should offer reduced hours, equality and discrimination laws will apply in the usual way.

Employers must maintain records relating to the terms of the temporary working agreements for each employee, and:

  • make sure that the agreement is consistent with employment, equality and discrimination laws
  • keep a written record of the agreement for 5 years
  • keep records of how many hours employees work and the number of usual hours they are not working
  • this agreement must be made available to HMRC on request