The decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for businesses in the travel sector and beyond.
Chambers can help businesses to apply for a grant and provide a wide range of support for the employer and young person to ensure the Kickstart placement is a success.
Review the details below and contact your local Chamber for more information UK Chamber network
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Funding will cover for each job placement:
Take a look at Kickstart Scheme - A guide for employers for further guidance.
Contact your local chamber Gateway organisation to apply for Kickstarter funding now.
If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, you can submit your application online.
If you are applying for less than 30 job placements, you need to apply via a Gateway organisation. Contact your local Chamber Gateway organisation who can advise you on the end-to-end process, submit an application on your behalf and support you and your Kickstarter employee throughout the placement.
Business will be frustrated by the inability of the Government to give them any detail around what circumstances could lead to new restrictions and what support firms could get.
Announcement of a delay is sensible given the ongoing issues with ensuring trader readiness, the need to build more border control posts and the skills shortages crisis.
The jobs market has continued its summer revival as demand for workers has surged following the easing of Covid restrictions. But record vacancies also highlight the acute hiring crisis faced by many firms.