Calls for Kickstart extension

The CBI has urged the government to extend its Kickstart work placement scheme, which helps young people claiming Universal Credit get back into the jobs market. The business group believes support for jobs and training will be critical if the UK’s economic recovery is to be inclusive and argues the additional lockdown at the start of 2021 means the scheme should now remain open for longer.

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All details are correct at the time of writing (11 May 2021).