Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore to hold a virtual roundtable event for local businesses in conjunction with the Department for Work and Pensions to raise awareness of the Kickstart Scheme. The event, which will be held on 15 June, will be exclusively for businesses and business owners who are based in the Keighley and Ilkley constituency. A Kickstart lead from the Department for Work and Pensions will be on hand to explain the scheme in more detail and answer questions.
The Government’s Kickstart Scheme is designed to give young people at risk of long-term unemployment a future of hope and opportunity by creating high-quality, government-subsidised jobs across the UK, supporting them into work as it delivers on its commitment to level up the entire country.
Introduced as part of the Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme allows employers to offer young people between 16 and 24 who are on Universal Credit a six-month work placement that is fully funded by the Government.
Under this scheme, the Government will pay 100 per cent of the young person’s age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week, which the employer can top up if they choose to. In addition, the Government will pay £1,500 per Kickstarter taken on to cover any associated set up costs.
Commenting Robbie Moore said: “The Kickstart Scheme is a great way for local businesses to take on new talent and gives a company the opportunity to develop somebody from scratch. As somebody who started their own business prior to entering Parliament, I appreciate that time is not always on your side. That is why I am hosting this webinar to let businesses hear first-hand the benefits of the scheme and to allow them to put their questions to the experts.”
The webinar will take place on 15 June at 10:15am. To book a place on the webinar, please contact Robbie’s office on email@example.com or telephone 01535 600538.