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Coronavirus: Small firms to lose out on Kickstart scheme, says Plaid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large firms including Tesco have confirmed they plan to take part in Kickstart Small firms will “yet again lose out” under a UK government scheme to create work placements for unemployed young people, a Plaid Cymru MP has said. Hywel Williams said firms should not be made to make “joint claims” unless they are… Read more →

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Rishi Sunak’s ‘Kickstart’ jobs scheme: Back to the future?

Image copyright PA Media When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his £2bn “Kickstart” jobs scheme this week, for some it sounded strangely familiar. Those of a certain age may remember the Future Jobs Fund – the scheme set up by then-Labour Prime Minster Gordon Brown and Chancellor Alastair Darling in 2009 in reaction to the global financial crash. Like the current… Read more →

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The chancellor will present the plans to Parliament on Wednesday Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn “kickstart scheme” on Wednesday to create more jobs for young people. The fund will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Labour welcomed… Read more →