SNP MSP for the Highlands and Islands, Emma Roddick, is encouraging 16-25-year-olds to apply for the Job Start Payment, a grant which helps young people get back into work by covering “prohibitive” start-up costs.
“The costs of starting a new job shouldn’t be prohibitive, but they often are. I am delighted to see this issue get the attention it deserves from Shona Robison, our Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, who is encouraging young folk to apply for their Job Start Payment.
“It is great to see the Scottish Government use new powers to develop a better social security system which maintains dignity and respect for those who use it.
“Having a social security system which is supportive and protective, not degrading and traumatising, will be central to creating a fairer Scotland.”
Are you aged 16-24? Have you been on benefits for the last six months? Are you struggling with the costs of starting a new job? Apply for the Job Start Payment here: https://www.mygov.scot/job-start-payment