Kickstart Scheme: Finance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2022 to Question 4563 on Kickstart Scheme: Finance, how much and what proportion of Kickstart Scheme funding from the her Department was handed back at the end of the financial year 2021-22.

Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2022 to Question 4563 on Kickstart Scheme: Finance, what total amount of Kickstart Scheme funding from her Department was handed back to the Treasury at the end of the financial year 2020-21.

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

In the financial year 2020-21, DWP obtained £25m ring-fenced funding for the Kickstart Scheme. None of the £25m was subsequently returned to HM Treasury.

DWP’s 2021-22 financial accounts are currently being audited, so we are unable to provide this information.

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