MP welcomes new workers

Sally-Ann Hart

Sally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and Rye, has welcomed the progress of the government’s Kickstart scheme which has helped another 170 young people across our local area into work since its launch in September 2020.

Commenting on the scheme’s impact locally, Sally-Ann said; “The pandemic has been very tough for young people, especially those looking for a job, and ensuring that no young person is left behind as we continue our recovery is one of my top priorities. The Kickstart scheme is helping to deliver on this mission, getting 170 more young people into work across Hastings and Rye, as part of the 100,000 helped nationwide.”

As part of the Plan for Jobs launched in 2020 to support jobs during the pandemic and help the country rebuild, the two billion pound Kickstart scheme pays businesses to create high-quality jobs for 16-24 year-olds on Universal Credit. The scheme gives young people the opportunity to find work, develop their skills, and get their first step on a career ladder.

Over 100,000 young people have started a Kickstart job nationally, with an average of 3,400 starting a job each week over the last month. Sally-Ann Hart has been responsible for extensive lobbying that has now seen the scheme extended till March 2022 so that more young people can benefit from it.

Source: Sally-Ann Hart press release

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  1. I wrote to our MP on November 12 to ask her what steps she was taking to help Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe gain freedom. Hart’s office’s automatic reply was that the increasing demands of Covid 19 meant they would endeavour to respond within three weeks and yet time is found for this sort of self-promotion. Wouldn’t it be odd if helping young people recover from the pandemic wasn’t “one of her top priorities”?


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