Chancellor confirms £2bn jobs scheme for young people

By Ann McGauran | 08 July 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £2bn ‘kickstart scheme’ for jobs to prevent an entire generation of young people being ‘left behind’.

In his summer statement today to MPs, he said the fund will subsidise work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24 at risk of long-term unemployment due to the impact of coronavirus on the economy.

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