Closed petition Allow 16 - 24 Students to be eligible for the Government Kickstart scheme jobs

Allow students to be eligible for the Government kickstart scheme for 16-24 year olds as-well as those on universal credit, so that students are able to get jobs with guaranteed hours and not lose out on income due to zero hour contracts.

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Many students across the UK have lost employment due to the COVID-19 Crisis. Although students receive a student loan for many that is not enough and many struggle to get by, which is why many students get jobs while at University; so far to the extent that 21% of students have two jobs while studying and 36% have one (, 2019). However, students are currently unable to claim Universal credit unless they fit very specific criteria making them not eligible for this kickstart scheme.

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