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KICKSTART SCHEME - APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED...

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The Kickstart Scheme – launched yesterday (2 September) - aims to create new, 'quality' jobs for those aged 16 to 24. It is a six-month high-quality work placement designed to get long-term unemployed young people onto the career ladder.


The placements are open to those aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.


The government will fund each Kickstart job - paying 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum auto-enrolment pension contributions.


Employers can top up pay out of their own pockets or extend the hours if they wish.


In addition, the government is offering employers £1,500 to set up support and training for those taking part, or other set-up costs such as buying uniforms.


Please take a look at the guidance for employers via the following link to check if you are eligible to apply for the grant funding:


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-can-apply-for-a-grant-through-the-kickstart-scheme


If you need any help with the grant application, or to process new employees through payroll, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help.


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