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National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) increases take effect from 1 April 2021.

In full, the increases from 1 April 2021 are:

•National Living Wage (23+) has increased 2.2%, from £8.72 to £8.91 •National Minimum Wage (21–22) has increased 2%, from £8.20 to £8.36 •National Minimum Wage (18–20) has increased 1.7% from £6.45 to £6.56 •National Minimum Wage (under 18) has increased 1.5% from £4.55 to £4.62 •Apprentice Rate has increased 3.6% from £4.15 to £4.30

For further details, see the HMT press release (1 April 2021).

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Kickstart Scheme axes 30-job minimum requirement

Employers no longer need a minimum of 30 job placements to access the government’s Kickstart Scheme, enabling SMEs to apply directly or continue to use gateway organisations.

You no longer need a minimum of 30 job placements to apply directly for a grant.

You can now apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant by either:

  • applying online yourself

  • getting help from a Kickstart gateway who is already working with the Kickstart Scheme

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-kickstart-scheme-grant


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