Labour Market

Treasury written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support labour market growth.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

We are helping people find new jobs by doubling the number of work coaches, and have introduced additional tailored support such as the £2bn Kickstart scheme and £2.9bn Restart programme.

The Government has provided funding to triple the number of traineeships and sector-based work academies from their pre-pandemic level, introduced expanded incentives for employers to hire apprentices, and introduced support for school leavers to take high value training courses where employment opportunities are not immediately available.

The Budget also announced £1 million to pilot a jobs-matching platform for work coaches to help people find work across sectors .

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