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SMALL CARE COMPANIES CAN NOW BENEFIT FROM KICKSTART SCHEME

Specialist training and recruitment company Premiumcrowds is now an official UK Government Kickstart Gateway – enabling firms to benefit from the scheme even if they are below the original 30+ placement initially announced by UK Government.

Specialist training and recruitment company Premiumcrowds is now an official UK Government Kickstart Gateway – enabling firms to benefit from the scheme even if they are below the original 30+ placement initially announced by UK Government. 

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16-to-24-year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. 

The scheme, announced by Rishi Sunak as part of the ‘Plan for Jobs’, covers 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of six months. Additionally, it covers associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

A Kickstart Scheme application must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. However, if a single employer cannot provide this many job placements, they can find a Kickstart gateway, such as a local authority, charity or trade body for help applying.

David Eccles, Founder of Premiumcrowds Limited, said: “We’re fully behind the Kickstart scheme and can see some real benefits for the care sector, given how much pressure has been applied this year. The scheme should benefit care homes and associated trades with subsidised labour costs, whilst giving opportunities to young people keen to enter this sector.”

In addition to the wage costs, there’s also an additional £500 available for skills-related training. 

www.premiumcrowds.com

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