Job schemes help economy bounce back

This article talks about the various job schemes that have been launched to help people get back into the workplace following Covid-19. It was originally published on

The UK Government has, during recent months, helped millions of people continue to provide for their families as part of its Plan for Jobs support scheme. The initiative is at the heart of our recovery from the economic impact of the pandemic, continuing to help people of all ages work.

The UK Government has provided £280 billion to safeguard jobs. Its Plan for Jobs builds on the nine million jobs protected, with initiatives that include…

  • Kickstart Scheme – Six-month paid job with a local employer, paid for by the UK Government, providing fully-funded opportunity for 16 to 24 year-olds to gain experience of working among many varied companies.
  • Sector-based Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs) – Offer opportunities for jobseekers claiming Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance to build their confidence in a new line of work, enhance their CVs and gain invaluable work experience and training. Such schemes have so far supported more than 40,000 people across the UK.
  • New Enterprise Allowance – This scheme provides money and support to help those receiving certain benefits to start their own enterprises. For the self-employed, it helps to develop businesses.

This article was orginally publlished on and you can read the article in full there where you can read about three businesses who have benefitted from the job schemes listed above, including a cabin crew member who has launched a soft toy business through lockdown having received help from the UK Government’s New Enterprise Allowance.

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