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DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme

Inquiry

In a follow up to its wider inquiry into DWP support for employment during Covid the Committee will question senior DWP officials more closely specifically on the ‘Kickstart scheme’.

The ‘Plan for Jobs’ announced in July 2020 included the £1.9 billion Kickstart scheme for young people. At that point, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was expecting a 10% peak in unemployment in quarter 2 of 2020, and furlough was expected to end in October 2020. The OBR now expects unemployment to peak at 6.5% in the final quarter of 2021, while the furlough scheme in fact ended in September 2021. The Kickstart scheme is due to end in December 2021, with employment prospects still uncertain.

If you have evidence on the operation or effectiveness of the Kickstart scheme and the value for money it represents, please submit it here by Monday 29 November

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 29 November 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Thirty-Ninth Report - DWP Employment Support: Kickstart Scheme
Inquiry DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 655
Report
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Thirty Ninth report from Session 2021-22
HC 655
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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6 December 2021
Inquiry DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
DES0001 - DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme
Witnesses Catch22
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
DES0003 - DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme
Witnesses NHBF – National Hair and Beauty Federation
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
DES0004 - DWP Employment Support 2: Kickstart scheme
Witnesses Association of Convenience Stores
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

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