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Kickstart Scheme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 165550, tabled on 9 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employer applications to the Kickstart programme her Department has received from each English region in the past 12 months.

Answered on

12 March 2021

We are currently unable to break applications down by region. An employer can make multiple applications and, at the application stage, provide their registered address rather than the location of the jobs being applied for.

We are able to provide this information for jobs that are available for young people to apply to. Figures for 25th of February show over 30,000 have been made available for young people to apply to, including the almost 4,000 jobs that had started at that time. Below is a table showing this information split by region.

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.


Number of jobs made available for young people to apply to

East Midlands


East of England




North East


North West


South East


South West


West Midlands


Yorkshire and The Humber


These numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. Jobs made available for young people to apply to includes 1,000 non-grant funded jobs.

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