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Crawley MP welcomes new support scheme for those out of work due to COVID-19

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Jobseekers in Crawley are set to benefit from a new employment programme which launches on 19th October in Sussex, as part of the Government’s £30 billion Plan for Jobs – which will create, protect and support people into jobs in the wake of COVID-19.

Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) is a new £238 million scheme dedicated to supporting those left without a job due to coronavirus.

Under the scheme, more support will be made available for people who claim Universal Credit to ensure they can return to work quickly. This includes specialist advice on how they can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and interview coaching.

Crawley’s MP Henry Smith said:

“This will be welcome news for many who have either lost, or at risk of losing, jobs through no fault of their own due to COVID-19.

“Programmes like JETS will give people who have found themselves out of work the confidence and skills to find new employment.

“Through the £30 billion Plan for Jobs and Winter Economy Plan, Government will continue to protect, create and support people into jobs, to ensure no one is left without hope as we build back better.”

A key part of the Government’s plans to build back better after coronavirus will be on retraining, with the Prime Minister recently announcing the Lifetime Job Guarantee, which will provide adults in England without an A-Level or equivalent qualifications from April the opportunity to take up a free, fully-funded college course, and the Kickstart scheme, which will create thousands of new high quality jobs for young people.

To deliver the Plan, the Department for Work & Pensions is recruiting an additional 13,500 Work Coaches, doubling the total number to 27,000 this financial year.

The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, Therese Coffey, commented:

“JETS will give recently unemployed people the helping hand they need to get back into work, boosting the prospects of more than a quarter of a million people across Britain.

“We have provided unprecedented support for jobs during the pandemic including through furlough and subsidising the incomes of the self-employed, doing all we can to protect peoples’ livelihoods – but sadly not every job can be saved.

“This scheme will help those left out of work as a result of COVID-19, and is one strand of our wider Plan for Jobs which will also support young people onto the jobs ladder through Kickstart, offer the training needed to pivot into new roles through our Sector Based Work Academy Programme and prepare people for getting back into work.”

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, added;

“The support we have put in place has protected millions of livelihoods and businesses since the start of the pandemic, but I’ve always been clear that we can’t save every job.

“I’ve spoken about the damaging effects of being out of work and my number one priority is to ensure we provide fresh opportunities to those that have sadly lost their jobs, leaving no one without hope.”

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Our Easy & Delicious £0.09p Blueberry Muffins

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We all love a muffin, but they can end up being quite expensive particularly if you want ones with real fruit inside. Now we show you how you can make absolutely delicious blueberry muffins that will melt with every bite and only costs £0.09p per muffin!

So don’t waste your money on pre-packed, pre-made muffins full of who-knows-what.

PLUS – if you have kids, they will love being able to make these simple yet OH-SO-NICE muffins.

And if you don’t like blueberries then try a different fruit like cherries or blackberries – or be wild and mix them up!

NOTE:
All the ingredients were purchased from Aldi, including the cupcake cases which you can also get at Asda (100 cases for £1). When the required amounts in the recipe are used, each muffins works out at only £0.09 each.

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Our Easy & Delicious £0.09p Blueberry Muffins
All you will need for this EASY recipe is a bowl to mix all the ingredients, a muffin tray and some cupcake cases.
Cuisine Muffins
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Cuisine Muffins
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients, except the blueberries, in a bowl, yes that's right, just put them all in together and mix them all up, making sure they are all well combined.
  2. Once mixed add the blueberries but when mixing be gently, they may be frozen but they will defrost very quickly and you do not want to crush them.
  3. Take a muffin baking tray and line each one with a cupcake case.
  4. Use a large spoon or spatula and place a spoonful of the mixture into a case making sure you split it all evenly across all 12 cases.
  5. If you like a crunchy top add a sprinkling of sugar across the top of each one.
  6. Of course you can make larger muffins using less cases but if you do remember to add a couple of teaspoons of water to the empty cases to that all the muffins bake evenly.
  7. Put into a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 20-25 minutes
  8. Once they have risen and are brown on top take them out of the oven and let them cool down. BE CAREFUL THEY WILL BE VERY HOT!
Recipe Notes

The muffins will be scrummy for any time of the day, particularly breakfast.  You can also freeze them once they have cooled down and either let them defrost when you fancy one, or heat in the microwave (from frozen) for 30-40 seconds to give you a gooey taste sensation (AGAIN BE CAREFUL THEY WILL BE VERY HOT).

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