Employment Schemes

(asked on 7th September 2021) - View Source

Question to the HM Treasury:

What fiscal steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support people who are out of work to gain skills to find new, well-paid jobs.

Answered by
Jesse Norman Portrait
Jesse Norman
This question was answered on 7th September 2021

The Plan for Jobs supports people to gain the skills needed to access high quality jobs. The Chancellor provided £111 million to triple traineeships, £17 million to expand sector-based work academies, and £32 million to boost the National Careers Service’s capacity.

At the Spending Review, the Government announced £95 million to fund free courses for adults in subjects with strong employment prospects and £43 million to provide 16,000 places on employer-led skills bootcamps.

At Budget, the Chancellor announced £126 million more for traineeships, and increased incentives for hiring apprentices to £3,000.

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