BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru comments on GDP figures for November 2020 published today by the ONS,
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.
The BCC is calling on the Government to provide more financial support to businesses across the UK facing a bleak future from the debilitating squeeze of coronavirus restrictions.
The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that business conditions remained weak in the fourth quarter as the second lockdown squeezed activity.