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Was £1.9bn scheme a kickstart or kickstop for youth employment?

As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs launched during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kickstart scheme went live in September 2020, targeting those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and deemed at risk of long-term unemployment. The initiative had a budget of up to £1.9bn and aimed to create “hundreds of thousands” of high-quality […]

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