07801 250 668secretary@uckfieldchamber.co.uk

Job Centre Plus offers a free recruitment support service to you as a local employer.  They can:

  • Promote your vacancies free of charge both online (Find a job – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk/find-a-job) and within our Job Centre network
  • Help to support your recruitment process
  • Help selecting and interviewing candidates
  • Provide space within our Job Centres for you to meet and interview candidates
  • Arrange and support you at local Job Fairs (next one is in Uckfield on 7th September)

Myth Busting:

Working and Universal Credit:

There is no ‘16hr rule’ for Universal Credit Customers.

There is no limit to how many hours a claimant can work. This means that Universal Credit will not necessarily be stopped if they – work extra hours, get bonus payments, get overtime, have more than one job, are on zero-hours contract.

Universal Credit supports working parents by offering generous childcare support:

 For children under 17 : up to 85% of eligible childcare costs.

Your employees could receive

  • Up to £951 per month for one child
    • Up to £1,630 per month for 2 or more.

We can also pay for up-front Childcare costs to support when starting or increasing work.

  • £260 per week for one child (up to a daily limit of £52)
    • £446 per week for two or more children (up to a daily limit of £89)

Receive 30 hours of free childcare for 3 – 4 year olds

  • Term time for 38 weeks of the year

To book a FREE Stand at the Uckfield Jobs Fair on Thursday 7 September or to discuss your recruitment support needs or any other Universal Credit questions you may have please contact Jane Hurt, your local Employer Adviser via email: jane.hurt2@dwp.gov.uk or mobile: 07721 649589