New Quick Poll: How many businesses are intending to use the Job Support Scheme?

08 October 2020

As it was announced that a Job Support Scheme would be introduced from 1 November 2020, to protect ‘viable jobs’, the CIPP’s Policy and research team wanted to ask how many businesses are considering making use of the scheme, and if so, whether it has had any impact on their imminent employment plans.

In order to assess this, a new Quick Poll has been published on the CIPP’s News Online page, which asks:

“Following on from announcements relating to the new Job Support Scheme, are you intending to use it, and if so, has this affected your imminent employment plans?”

This Quick Poll will take less than a minute to respond to, and will help us gauge what the appetite is for the new measure introduced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, as part of his Winter Economy Plan.

This follows on from a poll that aimed to establish whether many employers were planning to make use of the Job Retention Bonus. Both the Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus can be claimed for, subject to certain eligibility criteria, and were designed to sit alongside one another.


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