ISSUE NUMBER 30: How to register your interest in the Kickstart Scheme and a summary of the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. News
  4.  » ISSUE NUMBER 30: How to register your interest in the Kickstart Scheme and a summary of the latest changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme is now live!

The scheme will create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at young people ages 16 to 24 who are at risk of long term unemployment.

Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

To help smaller businesses, employers offering fewer than 30 placements will be asked to make a bid through an intermediary, who will then bid for 30 or more placements as a combined bid.

  • If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, register your details below and a member of our team will be in touch to help you with your application

KICKSTART SCHEME EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM 

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing.

  • From 1 September the government will pay 70% and employers will pay 10% of employees’ wages for the time they are being furloughed. Employers will also continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.
  • From 1 October the government will pay 60% and employers will pay 20% of employees’ wages for the time they are being furloughed. Employers will also continue to pay their National Insurance and pension contributions.
  • You will continue to pay employees wages at the contracted rate for the hours they work for you
  • The scheme ends on 31 October. Find out more here.

Business Support Helpline FREEPHONE 0800 998 1098

Contact Us

Latest News

New Green Savings Calculator from O2

New Green Savings Calculator from O2

UK businesses could benefit from millions of pounds in new savings and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, thanks to a new green calculator from O2. The new Green Savings Calculator uses details provided by individual businesses, including travel and office...

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Innovate UK is offering 20 'Women in Innovation Awards' to female entrepreneurs across the UK The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting,...

Heroes of Net Zero Competition

Heroes of Net Zero Competition

BEIS launches competition as part of the 'Together for our Planet Business Climate Leaders' Campaign As part of the UK Government’s Together for our Planet campaign, BEIS want to celebrate the small businesses taking the most innovative action to go green and become a...