The Job Support Scheme will start on 1st November 2020 and the minimum hours to be worked along with the contributions from employers and the government have changed since the first announcement. New details as follows:
The employee will need to work a minimum of 20% of their usual hours and the employer will continue to pay them as normal for the hours worked. Alongside this, the employee will receive 66.67% of their normal pay for the hours not worked - this will be made up of contributions from the employer and from the government. The employer will pay 5% of reference salary for the hours not worked, up to a maximum of £125 per month, with the discretion to pay more than this if they wish. The government will pay the remainder of 61.67%, of reference salary for the hours not worked, up to a maximum of £1,541.75 per month. This will ensure employees continue to receive at least 73% of their normal wages, where they earn £3,125 a month or less.
Further information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-job-support-scheme/the-job-support-scheme