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Kickstart Scheme: Small Businesses

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 165631, tabled on 9 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many small businesses have benefited from the Kickstart scheme to date.

Answered on

12 March 2021

As of the 4th March 2021, there have been over 900 unique gateway applications approved and 1,000 unique employer bids accepted on the Kickstart Scheme.

We are unable to provide the number of small businesses that have benefitted from the Kickstart Scheme at present as many of these SME’s will have applied through a Gateway organisation.

We have responded to feedback to make the scheme as accessible as possible for small businesses, most recently removing the 30 threshold for the number of jobs to make a direct application.

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