People are at the heart of what we do. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect all our communities, like many of you, we’re adapting to new ways of working.
We are following government advice and taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our team, our candidates and our clients. Therefore we have stopped face-to-face interviews and any meetings with both our candidates and our clients.
We’ve enabled our consultants to work from home and they remain available through email and landline to assist you with finding a new role or hiring people for your business. We can reassure you that we are still able to provide you with full support and we are ready and committed to help you during this time of uncertainty.
*Updated March 30th*
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is open to all UK temporary workers who were working through KPJ Group on 28th February 2020 and have had their contract ended due to the Coronavirus. Temporary workers hired after 28th February are not eligible for the scheme.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme starting 1st March 2020 for at least 3 months. Whilst on the scheme your working position will be assessed every 3-weeks to see if your circumstances have changed, such as your job has now been reinstated and you can go back to work.
The scheme allows KPJ Group to pay you up to 80% of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. You will still have to pay PAYE tax and National Insurance contributions along with auto-enrolment pension deductions (if you have joined the pension scheme and you have not opted out). Only your normal regular wage will be included in the calculation; any other payments such as commission or bonuses will not.
To be eligible for the subsidy, you will need to be furloughed, this means that the company you have been working for has ended your contract due to the Coronavirus, not for any other reason. While you are furloughed you will not be able to work through KPJ Group. If you begin a new assignment with KPJ Group your furlough entitlement will stop. If you are still working, on reduced hours, or for reduced pay, you will not be eligible for this scheme. Similarly, temporary workers self-isolating and claiming SSP will not be able to be furloughed but can be after the isolating period is over.
If your job has been terminated by the company you were working for due to the Coronavirus, please get in-touch to allow us to verify your situation with the client and get you enrolled onto the scheme.