Matalan pauses ‘Get Britain Working’ scheme
Matalan is aware of the speculation around the ‘Get Britain Working’ initiative, a government backed programme aimed at giving unemployed people an opportunity to gain some valuable work experience for 6-8 weeks, whilst continuing to be eligible for benefits.
In principle, Matalan is supportive of this initiative and its ability to provide the opportunity for unemployed people to gain experience that will help them find future employment.
However, Matalan has paused the programme in order to conduct a review related to the terms of these work placements and will not be engaging in the scheme until the review is completed and on-going dialogue with the Government is concluded.
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