The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now open for applications. Employers can now claim online for a grant for 80% of their furloughed employees’ salaries, up to a maximum of £2,500 per employee, per month, through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This scheme will be open until the end of June 2020.
Before employers claim, they need to:
To receive payment by 30 April, employers will need to complete an application by 22 April.
Video Relay Service (VRS)
This means that the customer and DWP agent can have a telephone conversation in real time.
VRS is already available for BSL users who claim DWP disability benefits as well as Access to Work.
VRS will be exteded to customers claiming Universal Credit first, then in the coming months further extend VRS into all DWP services. See the press release here.
The Employabiity Sector Resilience Survey
GM reveals plans to secure skills and employment training during COVID-19 crisis – read more
ERSA Online for members
28 April, 11am ERSA Online: Employer Engagement, Register in advance here
7 May, 10.30am ERSA Online: Youth Employment, Register in advance here
11 May, 11am ERSA Online: Employment Support GM, Register in advance here
13 May, 11am ERSA Online: Disability and Health, Register in advance here
18 May, 2pm ERSA Online: Employment Support London, Register in advance here
20 May, 11am ERSA Online: Supply Chain, Register in advance here
21 May, 11am ERSA Online: Communications and political Insights, Register in advance here
10 June, 11am ERSA Online: Older Workers, Register in advance here
ERSA Online is free to fully paid up ERSA members, £50 plus booking fee and VAT for everyone else. A link to join each online meeting will be sent to those registered in advance once membership has been verified, or payment received. Terms apply, please check before registering.
The ERSA Employability Awards 2020 is open for entries until 30 April at 5pm. Full details and online entry can be found at https://ersa.org.uk/ERSAAwards20.
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