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Train to Gain Programme

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 2-4WS, on support for jobseekers, whether companies which had (a) made redundancies and (b) dismissed employees by the date of the Statement are eligible for (i) the funding and (ii) the recruitment subsidy. (254225)

The Government’s intention is that the recruitment subsidy should not be available to companies which have dismissed or made redundant employees. We are currently in discussions with key stakeholders, including employers and unions about the details of the recruitment subsidy scheme and how it will operate.

All businesses in England which qualify for the recruitment subsidy will be able to access the Train to Gain funding.