Employment and finding work

We want to help make sure everyone has the support they need.

Coronavirus support

Coronavirus job retention scheme

Employers can claim some of their employee’s wages if they have been placed on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus.

The scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.

Self-employed income support scheme

Self-employed people can claim a fifth grant if their business profit has been impacted by coronavirus between 1 May 2021 and 30 September 2021. 

Jobs and training support

If you have found yourself in difficult circumstances relating to employment and finding work, the following links will help you.

  • Lifetime skills guaranteed - free college courses valued by employers. Entitlement to flexible loans allows you to take courses in segments, providing you with the opportunities to retain and enhance your skills.