Kickstart Scheme: St Helens

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 9 March 2022.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Deputy National Campaign Co-ordinator, Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme opportunities have been (a) made available and (b) started in (i) St Helens North constituency and (ii) St Helens Metropolitan Borough, as of 4 March 2022.

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

As of 3rd March 2022, 270 jobs have been made available and 240 jobs have been started in St Helens North constituency through the Kickstart scheme. In addition, 730 jobs have been made available and 500 jobs have been started in St Helens Metropolitan Borough.

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.

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