Chancellor extends Kickstart Scheme apprentice incentives

An extra £500m is going towards the chancellor Rishi Sunak’s job support scheme to encourage employers to hire the long-term unemployed as apprentices and receive £3000 per apprentice, and young people on universal credit.

The kickstart scheme subsidises new job placements for 16-24 year olds on universal credit. Under the scheme the government pays 100% of wages for 25 hours per week (national or living wage, for up to six months.

The government states that this multi-million expansion of the Plan for Jobs will ensure that people across the country continue to be supported as we enter the next stage of our economic recovery.

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