Acas responds to Chancellor’s new support package for jobs and businesses

The Chancellor has announced a new package of measures today to help support businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to help create and retain jobs.

The measures for young people include a new Kickstart Scheme to create jobs for those aged between 16 to 24 alongside grants for businesses that hire new apprentices under the age of 25.

The hospitality sector is also set to benefit from incentives and tax cuts.

See full details of the announcement on GOV.UK.

Acas Chief Executive, Susan Clews, said:

“Our services have seen redundancy as a top workplace query over the past few weeks. The government’s new plan for jobs will give some relief to many businesses and workers that are deeply worried about the detrimental long-term impact of Covid on their livelihoods.

“The Chancellor’s package of measures are designed to help the economy recover and encourage job retention and creation. This will be welcomed by many young people who are anxious about unemployment and hospitality businesses that need a boost to help them recover after lockdown.”

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