On 31 October 2020, the government announced it has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until December 2020.

The Job Support Scheme (JSS), which was due to start on 1 November 2020, has been postponed, while the furlough scheme has been extended for another month.

The JSS is the new government package to subsidise the wages of employees in organisations struggling due to coronavirus (COVID-19) suppression measures.

The JSS will replace the CJRS as soon as England comes out of national lockdown. Until that time, the CJRS will be in operation.