Business owners can continue to provide government-funded jobs to young people thanks to the extension of the Kickstart Scheme. 
The Kickstart Scheme funds jobs over the course of six months for people aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit. It was originally planned to end in December 2021, but due to its popularity and the positive effect it’s having on both businesses and the careers sector, Rishi Sunak is extending it until March 2022. 
Businesses that take part in the Kickstart Scheme will have the cost of 25 hours’ work a week at the National Minimum Wage covered by the government, making it an unmissable opportunity to offer valuable roles to young people. 
Also being extended are the Job Entry Targeted Support Scheme (until September 2022) and the £3,000 incentive payment for every apprentice a business hires (until 31st January 2022). 

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