Guide East Devon business coronavirus update - 9 October 2020

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3. Kickstart scheme for young people

The Kickstart Scheme allows firms to offer six month placements to 16-24 year olds who are at risk of long term unemployment, with their salaries for 25 hours a week covered by the government. Business also get £1,500 per job for set-up costs, support and training.  Applications should be for a minimum of 30 job placements. However, East Devon District Council is coordinating requests for fewer placements from employers. To register your interest, email Please state your company name, sector and the number of placements you would like to offer. We will coordinate details and refer on to the relevant organisation.

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