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Government should work with unions to improve next phase of scheme, says TUC

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady

Commenting on a National Audit Office report published today (Friday) on the government’s Kickstart scheme to help young people into work, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:  

“Kickstart has not been perfect, but it has an important role to play.

“Unemployment rates are higher for young people, and the sectors they are most likely to work in have been hardest hit by the pandemic. A jobs programme for young people is still needed, so we must learn lessons from the first phase of Kickstart and improve it.

“The government should now work more closely with unions on the next phase so that we can give young workers a voice in improving the scheme.”


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