- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 15 Mar 2021
Winter Support 2020 - 2021 packages for businesses
In October 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced substantial additions to the Winter Support package, with increased support to businesses through the forthcoming Job Support and Self-employed Schemes.
 The Job Support Scheme (JSS)
When originally announced in September 2020, the JSS – in effect from 1 November 2020 – required employees to work at least 33% of their normal hours and employers to pay a third of wages for hours not worked. The October 2020 announcement reduces the minimum hours requirements to 20%, so those working only one day a week will become eligible. It also reduces the employer contribution for unworked hours to just 5%.
Note: separately from the JSS, employers are still eligible to claim a £1,000 Job Retention Bonus for all previously furloughed employees who are still employed at the end of January 2021.
 Self-employed grant (SEISS)
SEISS will also be amended so that the amount of profits covered by the two forthcoming self-employed grants will rise from 20% to 40% (e.g. the maximum grant will increase from £1,875 to £3,750).
This article originally appeared on the ECA website under the headline, 'Chancellor announces further business financial support'. It was published on 23 October 2020.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Articles by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA).
- Budget 2020.
- Budget 2021.
- Construction apprenticeships.
- Coronavirus and the construction industry.
- Get ready for green jobs and upgrade projects.
- January 2021 construction output figures.
- Organisations prompt government to Build Back Green.
- Payments for recruiting new apprentices.
- The future of the coronavirus furlough.
 External resources
Featured articles and news
Life, death and art at the Stuart court. Book review.
Real estate, place adaptation and innovation.
Review and comment on the revised draft before July 11.
Write about something you know, help us build and grow !
A blended event and triumphant return.
Mark Reynolds succeeds Andy Mitchell as Co-Chair of CLC
Designing Buildings is 10 years old.
From alteration to deconstruction on DB.
Refurbishment for Net Zero.
Understanding temperature in buildings on DB.
A call for home energy management to be modernised.
How many different types can you think of ?
Looking back and fourth to what still needs to be done.
Targets, impacts and action from ECA member.
Pioneering Indian environmental design Architect.
The greenest building is the one already built.
History of Temple Meads rewritten.
Currently standing at just 1%.
Find out more with BSRIA.
A cricket pitch is 1 chain long whilst 80 chains is a mile.
What is your pledge ?
Changes come into force for F,L,O and S.
CIAT member reasons on why it matters.
Nine in ten civil engineers think so.
IHBC Annual School, 15-18 June.
A trusted clip with a long history, worth celebrating.