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

Restart and Recovery and Kickstarting Tourism Grants Closed

Restart and Recovery and Kickstarting Tourism Grants Closed

Demand for the two grants, which are funded by the European Regional Development Fund, was incredibly high and our team are working hard to process all applications. Use the link below to sign up to receive regular business updates from the Cambridgeshire and...

ISSUE NUMBER 29: Latest Updates

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme claim service is now open If you're eligible for the second and final grant, and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you can make a claim on or before 19 October 2020. You can claim for the...

Latest Events

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing 5G

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing 5G

ABOUT THE EVENT What impact will 5G have on your business and industry sector? Join us at this timely event where we will demystify 5G separate hype from reality and help you to begin to think through the implications for your own business. 5G is the next generation...

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing IoT

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing IoT

ABOUT THE EVENT This event introduces business leaders in the Greater Cambridge region to the ‘state of play’ of the Internet of Things, provides a demystification of key terms, examples of how IoT is being used commercially by businesses today, and poses key...

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing AI

New Technologies, New Opportunities: Introducing AI

ABOUT THE EVENT This event introduces business leaders in the Greater Cambridge region to the ‘state of play’ of Artificial Intelligence provides a demystification of key terms, examples of how AI is being used commercially by businesses today, and poses key questions...