Support for businesses

Kickstart scheme

You can get funding through the Kickstart Scheme to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

It covers 100% of the National Minimum Wage of National Living Wage (depending on the employees’ age), your National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

We offer a free service to small and medium sized businesses and public sector organisations to help them benefit from the scheme.

To register with Kickstart Essex, email kickstartessex@essex.gov.uk. You can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme on GOV.UK.

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