For each individual candidate hired, employers will receive the following in the form of a grant from the government:
- The national minimum wage, for 25 hours per week
- 100% of the related national insurance contributions
- 100% of the related pension contributions
- £1,500 administration fee
What is the administration fee?
The administration fee should cover any costs incurred in taking on a Kickstart employee. This could include administration and management time, setup for IT equipment and software licences, and for training Participants to develop work skills and experience (employability support).
When do I get paid?
Payments are made to employers in arrears once a month, which means the business must have the cashflow available to cover the Kickstarter employees wages before being reimbursed. HMRC checks payroll data to confirm the employee is employed with your business.
How much do you charge?
Nothing! Access to our portal service for employers and training resources for employees is provided at no cost to employers. As a gateway, we are paid directly by the government for our administration.
How do the payments work?
As your appointed Kickstart Gateway, the government pays all grant funds to us, and we pay it on to you upon receipt.