In this year’s Budget The UK Government announced they are doubling down on their Plan For Jobs to support, protect and create as many jobs as possible.
They have increased the support to help people train and upskill with £126 million of new money to enable 40,000 more traineeships. We also doubled the cash incentive to firms who take on an apprentice to a £3,000 payment per hire.
Alongside this, the National Living Wage will be increased to £8.91 from April and there will also be a six-month extension of the £20 per week Universal Credit uplift, with eligible Working Tax Credit claimants receiving a one-off payment of £500.
That’s on top of the extension to both the furlough scheme and also support for the self-employed. To read about the Plan For Jobs, click the link below.
There are guides for businesses, the self employed and jobseekers. By filling in a few questions you can receive personalised advice on what support is available for you..
The link can be found here