Youth ContractReal Job GuaranteeGeneral
£1bn worth of money to support: -
160k wage subsidies-
250k work experience placements-
20k apprenticeshipincentive payments for SME-
Extra support from JobCentre+ advisers-
Careers interview for everyone that wants one-
£126m for disengaged 16-17 year olds in England-
Weekly signing frommonth 5-9 on JSA £600m scheme to support: -
100k part-time jobs for six months, which at National Minimum Wagecost around £400m
Wage Subsidy SpecificWhen?
After 9 months on JSAthrough the Work Programme.-
Young people could makeuse of the job anytime between 9 months and 24months.-
Some harder to helpyoung people access the Work Programme after 3 months andcan benefit from the wagesubsidy at that point-
Young people would be‘guaranteed’ a job at 12months on JSA.
Type of Job
Permanent job in predominantly the privatesector -
Unclear, but claim that bulk will be in the privatesector.
Those on a wage subsidy job are employed. They areunder no sanction from thestate but they must fulfil theobligations in their employment contract.-
Those dropping out of work voluntarily are noteligible to receive JSA for upto 26 weeks (existing rules)-
Those not participatingwill face consequences,including benefit sanctions.-
That means no one would be eligible to claim JSA after 12 months as all will be offereda job.-
Unclear how they willtreat those on the programme.As working 25 hours, theyshould leave benefit – therefore the state can place no benefit sanction on them.-
Also unclear that if theyleave benefit (by working 25hours) then the state cannotenforce other conditions on