A Teesside MP welcomed the Chancellor to Teesside to launch a new Government scheme to get young people into work.
Matt Vickers has called on local businesses to take part in the £2bn Kickstart scheme as he hosted Rishi Sunak in Yarm.
The scheme is designed to get youngsters at risk of long term unemployment into work and help spur an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the scheme, announced in June as part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, employers that sign up will be able to offer youngsters aged 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit a six-month work placement that is fully funded by the government.
100% of a young persons’ national minimum wage, National Insurance and pension contributions will be paid for 25 hours a week, which the employer can top up if they chose to.
In addition, the Government will also pay the employer £1,500 for each young person they take on, to support any training or associated costs like uniforms.
The scheme will…