In February, the government made it even simpler for employers of all sizes to join the Kickstart Scheme by removing the limit requiring they create a minimum of 30 vacancies to apply directly. The Kickstart Scheme, which has been underway since September, is helping young people into work by creating quality, government-subsidised jobs. The start dates for these jobs vary but will all begin this year.
Yesterday in Parliament, Richard welcomed the change to the scheme's threshold and was able to ask the Minister what the government was doing to get more small businesses to take advantage of this opportunity. The Minister's answer can be watched here.
For more information on the Kickstart Scheme for both employers and young people, please visit this page.