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Apprenticeship guidance updated

Apprenticeship guidance updated

The guidance to businesses with apprentices has been updated to: remove the apprentices on furlough section, now that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has ended reflect Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education extending end-point assessment discretions and flexibilities remove the following temporary flexibilities: permitting email confirmation as evidence of achievement of qualifications where awarding organisations...

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Kickstart Scheme applications to close on 17 December

Kickstart Scheme applications to close on 17 December

All the guidance for the Kickstart Scheme has been updated to confirm that the scheme will close for applications on 17 December 2021. After this date businesses will not be able to: apply for a new Kickstart Scheme grant add more jobs to an existing grant agreement However, they will process applications submitted before this...

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Hospitality recruitment campaign in Wales

Hospitality recruitment campaign in Wales

VisitWales has launched a recruitment campaign for the hospitality and tourism sector, which is being delivered in partnership with Working Wales.  They will feature case studies on the campaign page, telling the story of people working in the sector and highlighting the many benefits of working in hospitality and helping deliver great experiences to visitors....

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Recruiting prison leavers

Recruiting prison leavers

The New Futures Network (NFN) is a specialist part of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, brokering partnerships between prisons and employers in England and Wales. It upholds that “these partnerships help businesses fill skills gaps and prison leavers find employment”. On 21 October, the Ministry of Justice will be hosting a free interactive virtual...

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Performers and cultural professionals’ exemption

Performers and cultural professionals’ exemption

From 22 September 2021, there will be exemption from self-isolation for international artists and cultural professionals travelling into England – the application must be for work purposes. The individuals must be attending a paid professional performing arts event in England, for which they are being paid, that would be critically affected by having to self-isolate;...

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Government consultation on flexible working

Government consultation on flexible working

Every employee in Great Britain will be given the right to request flexible working – regardless of time served – under government plans to “modernise the way we work”. Under the plans – delivering on a commitment set out in the government’s 2019 manifesto – around 2.2 million more people will be given the right...

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Kickstart Scheme guidance consolidated

Kickstart Scheme guidance consolidated

The guidance on the Kickstart Scheme has been updated and consolidated. The Kickstart guidance has now been placed into a new series of documents to make it easier for businesses to undertake and navigate. The new guidance documents are on the links below: Kickstart Scheme for employers How the Kickstart Scheme works Getting young people...

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Furlough ending – CJRS guidance updated

Furlough ending – CJRS guidance updated

With the end of the furlough scheme coming up at the end of this month (September 2021), HMRC has updated the guidance to businesses to inform them that, when the scheme ends, they must either: bring their employees back to work on their pre-existing terms and conditions terminate their employment (normal redundancy rules apply to...

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Revised Kickstart Guidance opens up participation

Revised Kickstart Guidance opens up participation

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a new guidance for businesses participating in the Kickstart Scheme, which allows 25-29 unemployed to benefit under certain circumstances. The DWP guidance contains a new annex called Proof of Concept which states: “The Kickstart Scheme was designed for Participants aged between 16 – 24. There is...

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Updated Kickstart guidance

Updated Kickstart guidance

There have been changes to the guidance on the Kickstart scheme. The first confirms that businesses can advertise vacancies themselves, but all jobs must receive an introduction through a DWP work coach to receive full funding. The guidance has also been updated to say that when businesses receive a remittance advice notice from HMRC, they...

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