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Johnson government rolls out Kickstart youth cheap labour scheme


Johnson government rolls out Kickstart youth cheap labour scheme

Harvey Thompson and Robert Stevens

28 September 2020

There are almost 538,000 young people under 25 years of age on Universal Credit (UC), a rise of around 250,000 from March when a temporary national lockdown went into effect.

UC, established in 2010 as part of austerity cuts to eradicate £12 billion in welfare spending by 2020, merges all previous state benefits into one payment. As planned, this led to huge cuts in the value of benefits overall and increased hardship of the poorest families. Many workers in the lowest paid employment are in receipt of UC, as well as the unemployed.

Within two months of lockdown starting, 2.4 million more people were forced to claim UC for the first time. More than 1.6 million families—two in five households on UC—had an average sum of £60 deducted in May to cover

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Ingram Micro Cloud launches KickStart for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in Australia – Cloud – Distribution

Ingram Micro Cloud has partnered with Dynamics Angels to be the implementer of KickStart for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in Australia.

The KickStart model was developed by accountants turned IT providers, CP IT in the UK and is based on a set fee, set feature, rapid implementation model for Microsotft’s Business Central.

“We are humbled and super pleased to launch in Australia a new way of doing business, of supporting partners, building a community, building skills, mentoring, and providing for the greater good whilst building a sustainable, scalable, equitable business,” Dynamics Angels founder Robert Pope said.

“For too long, the dream of a fully on-cloud business with zero on-premise services, has eluded most SMBs. The legacy accounting package sat on a server in that dusty room down the hall. Customers who years ago moved their on-premise Exchange, PBX and fileservers to Office 365, are still on old finance platforms.

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Kick-Start Your Business with This Virtual Launch Camp

Military spouses looking to start their own business are encouraged to check out the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Virtual Launch Camp, which will be held Oct. 6, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Hosted by SEED SPOT and the Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), this program is open to anyone who identifies as a military spouse.

MFAN and SEED SPOT have worked together in the past, including a Launch Camp in 2018.

“In MFAN’s 2019 Military Family Support Programming Survey, both those respondents who had started their own business and those who were deterred from doing so indicated that a lack of knowledge, experience and support were obstacles to their success (26.4% and 27.9% respectively),” said MFAN Executive Director Shannon Razsadin. “Partnering with SEED SPOT to address this identified pain point was an organic fit.”

The launch camp, which will be held via Zoom, is perfect for those who

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