A new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme
Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by Gradsouthwest Team — No comments
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2020, to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK. The plan includes:
A new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme will be launched to create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. Those aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, will be eligible. Funding available for each six-month job placement will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week – and employers will be able to top this wage up.
As we learn more we'll let our employers know as graduates often fall within this age band.
Watch this space...
Government Policy Paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-plan-for-jobs-documents/a-plan-for-jobs-2020