Kickstart Scheme: Rural Areas

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 15 June 2021.

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Photo of Jonathan Reynolds Jonathan Reynolds Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Kickstart placements have been made available in rural areas.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Delivering the Kickstart Scheme at pace has meant an initial concentration on the production of a limited data set. The geographic data we produce does not currently include rural/urban classification. We do hold regional information on jobs made available for young people to apply for and for placements started which can be seen in the table below, as of 3rd June.

As of the 3rd June there have been 138,000 jobs advertised and over 31,000 Kickstart job placement starts in total since the scheme started. The tables below show these figures split by location and the data presented has been rounded according to DWP statistical rounding convention. Although care is taken when processing and analysing Kickstart applications, referrals and starts, the data collected might be subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system which has been developed quickly. The management information presented here has not been subjected to the usual standard of quality assurance associated with official statistics, but is provided in the interests of transparency. Work is ongoing to improve the quality of information available for the programme.

Location

Jobs Advertised

Total Jobs Started

East Midlands

9,270

1,700

East of England

10,690

2,120

London

28,020

6,710

North East

5,760

1,420

North West

17,610

4,130

Scotland

9,810

2,720

South East

15,630

3,500

South West

9,930

2,170

Wales

7,780

1,620

West Midlands

12,840

2,800

Yorkshire and The Humber

10,630

2,310

Figures may not add up to provided totals due to rounding.

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