AGE grant extended in budget

The AGE grant of £1,500 currently available to eligible businesses was due to last until December 2014.  In yesterday’s budget, the Chancellor announced that the Government was making an extra 85m available in both 2014-15 and 2015-16 to provide over 100,000 additional grants to employers.  To be eligible, a business must employ fewer than 1000 staff and not employed an apprentice during the last 12 months.