Statutory guidance

Youth Contract: wage incentives scheme

The aim of the wage incentives scheme is to allow DWP to incentivise the employment of disadvantaged or disabled 18 to 24 year olds.

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The wage incentive scheme ended in August 2014. Find other guidance on helping young people into work.



Wage incentives are a scheme notified under the EC’s General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), State Aid reference no: 34677(2012/X).

This guidance gives further details of the scheme.

Published 17 December 2012