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The Govt has published guidance to be read alongside the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 and a Treasury Direction setting out the basis upon which the power to relax the restrictions can be exercised
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Commons Library Oct 28
The latest stats show there was a broad consistency in furlough rates across the UK at the end of August. London had the highest rate at 13%, against the UK average of 11%. Find out more from our updated briefing on the labour market
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 22
Replying to @dan_tomlinson_
My math skills aren't what they used to be (so forgive me if I'm wrong) but isn't Gov contribution under the new JSS 49% (62x0.8)? And won't employees take home 73% of pay (rather than 78% under the old JSS)?
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
In my Library Insight* ... 🤦‍♂️
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @commonslibrary
9/ I discussed all of these issues in more detail in my 👇 [end]
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
8/ While rate of pay is important, the discussions appear to miss the point that very few employees will even qualify for JSS+ (67% of wages). Under Tier 3 few businesses are required to close. Most employers can only access basic JSS (max 22% of wages).
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
7/ The Government has said low-paid workers on JSS+ could top up their pay with Universal Credit. This could be true in some cases but would only affect a small number of workers.
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
6/ A key concern seems to be low-paid workers. Unlike the current CJRS, under JSS+ there is no obligation on employers to top up the 67%. So those on NMW could get just £5.84 per hour.
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
5/ GM reportedly asked for £90m so it could 'top up' the pay of those on the JSS+ to 80% (under the JSS+ the rate is 67%). The Government pushed back, saying £60m would be in line with what was given to Liverpool and Lancashire (£29 per head)
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
4/ Both Liverpool and Lancashire received additional support. In both cases the overall rate of support worked out at around £29 per head although the Government has not yet indicated what the basis of this calculation is
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
3/ As has been reported, GM is being given £22m for enforcement / testing (calculated as £8 per head). The debate is over what *additional* support should be provided. See yesterday's Treasury Questions:
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
2/ ...continued 🔹Support for enforcement / testing (£8 per head) 🔹Additional support negotiated with the Tier 3 area It is this last form of support that has been the cause of controversy with Greater Manchester.
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Replying to @DanFergusonHoC
1/ First off, what support is available for a Tier 3 area? 🔹JSS (all businesses - grant for 1/3 of unworked hrs) 🔹JSS+ (closed businesses - grant for 67% of wages) 🔹Local Restriction Grant (closed businesses - £3,000pm) ...
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 21
Opposition Day Debate has again been switched to income support for areas in local lockdowns: But it is important to understand what we are talking about here. [Thread]
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 16
New paper from me and on the public sector exit payment cap. Regulations were made on Wednesday and come into force on 4 Nov. Paper provides an overview of the new rules and looks at stakeholder concerns about the impact on low paid workers:
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 16
New paper from me and on the public sector exit payment cap. Regulations were made on Wednesday and come into force on 4 Nov. Paper provides an overview of the new rules and looks at stakeholder concerns about the impact on low paid workers:
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 16
Replying to @woodstockjag
Yep. Amending Regs were published about an hour ago: Got my Schedules slightly wrong. Base 'Tier 3' closures in Part 2 of Schedule 1. 'Tier 3 Plus' closures in Schedule 2A.
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 16
Replying to @woodstockjag
Gym closures in Liverpool were supposed to be 'Tier 3 Plus'. But as Liverpool was originally the only place subject to Tier 3, the Regs listed base and additional closures together. Now that Lancashire has been added the base rules are in Sch. 2 and the extra rules in Sch. 2A.
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Daniel Ferguson Oct 15
New Insight from me for on the expansion of the Job Support Scheme. Which businesses are covered? What has the reaction been? How do MPs scrutinise these arrangements? Find out here 👇
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Commons Library Oct 15
A new Job Support Scheme will replace the Job Retention Scheme on 31 October. What support will be available for businesses that must close under new lockdown regulations? And what has the reaction been? Read our new Insight for more
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