Assembly Question 6465/17-22

Question: To ask the Minister for Communities whether her Department has had any communication with the Department for Work and Pensions in regard to the Kickstart Scheme, in order to assist with setting up a Northern Ireland-specific employer incentive scheme.

Answer: Officials in the Department for Work and Pensions were in contact with Department for Communities on 8 July 2020 after the announcement requesting a meeting to discuss the measures outlines by the British Chancellor. This meeting took place on 16 July 202 with a second meeting taking place on 30 July 2020. The Department for Work and Pensions has shared information on how the Kickstart Scheme will be delivered in Britain.

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