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Guernsey Coronavirus Payroll Co-Funding Scheme

This page was last updated on 9 September 2021 at 10:30hrs. 

Following the Bailiwick's move into Recovery Stage 3 on 22nd March 2021, the Business Support scheme has been scaled back in recognition that most of the on-island economy is able to trade at normal or near normal levels.

 

Summary of support provisions from 1st April 2021

  • Travel and Tourism related business continue to be eligible for Business Support due to the border restrictions until September 30th, 2021.
  • The Visitor Accommodation Support Scheme and the Tourist Attraction Support scheme are separate schemes and will continue to support the industry where needed until March 2022.
  • Registration in now closed for the Business Support scheme.

Details support provisions from 1st April 2021

  • The level of support provided will be based on the impact on turnover of the businesses.
  • Businesses that are trading at less than 40% turnover for the same month in 2019 will receive 100% payroll support, for the minimum wage to a maximum of 42 hours per week per employee, including the self-employed and sole traders.
  • Businesses that are trading with a turnover of between 40% and 70% for the same month in 2019 will receive 80% co-funding payroll support, based on the minimum wage to a maximum of 42 hours per week per employee, including self-employed and sole traders.
  • Businesses that are trading with a turnover above 70% will not be supported.
  • Support is paid monthly in arrears.
  • Application criteria and rules apply.

Eligible businesses can apply for support here: https://business-support.gov.gg.

Questions regarding the business support package should be directed to the Business Support team via email business.support@gov.gg or telephone 220003 (Phone lines are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

For our most frequently asked questions go to: https://covid19.gov.gg/faqs

 

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