5. Changes to the Kickstart Scheme
There have been some important changes to the Kickstart Scheme. Kickstart provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16-24 year olds on universal credit. From 3 February, employers can apply directly to the Kickstart scheme for any number of job placements and the threshold for 30 job placements has been removed. You can also choose to apply through a Kickstart gateway, including those supporting sole traders. Read the Kickstart page for specific information for employers.