Cash boost to help young people get into work

29 January 2021

From 27 January, employers can apply for a £1000 traineeship incentive grant under a new scheme set up to support young people in gaining the skills and experience they need to get a job, an apprenticeship or pursue further study.

School return in March could be start of easing lockdown

28 January 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a statement to Parliament in which he suggested that the reopening of schools may be possible from Monday 8 March, with other economic and social restrictions being removed thereafter “as and when the data permits”.

Government moves to simplify Kickstart

27 January 2021

In September last year, the Government introduced an innovative scheme to help young people into work (see Kickstart scheme to create thousands of jobs for young people).

Skills for Jobs White Paper sets out future of post-16 education

25 January 2021

Everyone, no matter where they live or their background, will be able to gain the skills they need to progress in work at any stage of their lives according to a blueprint for a post-16 education system set out in a new Government White Paper.