Kickstart Scheme

As part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme aims to provide 6-month work placements for 16-24 year olds who are unemployed and currently on Universal Credit. What jobs can be created? Organisations of any size and based anywhere in the UK can apply for funding to create placements. The placement you want…

Job Support Scheme

Rishi Sunak’s plan for the winter includes the Job Support Scheme, which was outlined in a basic format on the 24th September 20.  With 12% of the UK’s workforce currently on partial or full furlough leave, the Job Support Scheme aims to stem the tide of redundancies as the furlough scheme comes to a close…

Job Retention Bonus

As part of Rishi Sunak’s ‘Plan for Jobs’, the Job Retention Bonus was devised to encourage businesses to continue the employment of their furloughed staff once the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to a close at the end of October. What is the payment? The bonus constitutes a one off, £1,000.00 payment per member of…

Government Update re JRS & SEISS

On the 29th May 2020, Rishi Sunak (Chancellor of the Exchequer) laid out government plans to extend the Self-Employment Support Scheme as well as confirming the next steps in the evolution of the Job Retention Scheme which is currently supporting around 8.4 million employees across the country. Job Retention Scheme Timeline The changes hinted at…