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Time to Kickstart your hiring?

POSTED BY: Arun Letchumanan

02 September 20

The Chancellor

Rishi Sunak has proposed an inspiring job creation initiative, the “Kickstart
Jobs” scheme. The scheme endeavours to protect and support young adults in the
challenging post-lockdown job market, by helping them get (back) to work and
thus dampening the shockwaves of the pandemic felt by future generations.

The fund will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between
16 and 24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment. For each
“kickstarter” job, the government will cover the cost of 25 hours’
work a week at the National Minimum Wage - £4.55 for under 18s, £6.45 for 18 to
20-year-olds, and £8.20 for 21 to 24-year-olds.

Participants can expect to receive £455 per month if they are under 18
years of age, £645 per month if 18 to 20, and £820 per month if 21 to 24. In
return, employers will essentially receive government-paid employees for six
months.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the scheme.

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