UK loses 819,000 paid jobs

There were 819,000 fewer workers on UK company payrolls in November than at the start of the pandemic. An alarming figure which doesn’t look like it will be improving any time soon with many regions on the verge of tougher lockdown restrictions.

Redundancies have hit a record high over this period so the question is, how will businesses survive and what are their options to keep their business afloat and jobs available?

One option could be the Governments Kickstart Scheme.

BBC news

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme funds hundreds of thousands of high-quality 6 month work placements for young people aged 16-24 deemed at risk of long term unemployment due to Coronavirus.

The scheme pays employers 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also a £1,500 grant per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

Most employers aren’t allowed to apply directly to the Government for funding. As an official Kickstart Gateway, we can handle your application on your behalf entirely free of charge as the Government covers our administration costs directly.

Find out more about the Kickstart Scheme and apply for funding today.

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