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Business help and support during Coronavirus

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7. Kickstart Scheme

You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. 

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

Applying through the council

We no longer can accept any new applications, but you can still apply through Department of Work and Pensions

If we can help any further please contact us by email.

Sole traders

An employer without a Companies House number can still apply, but can only apply via the Federation of Small Business. You do not need to be a member of the FSB to apply.