Employer Registration

Complete the form to determine if you are eligible for Glasgow Guarantee

As of 1st April 2024, Glasgow Guarantee will be moving from a wage subsidy offer to an Employer Recruitment Incentive. This change will not affect anyone in employment prior to 1st April 2024. Further information about the Glasgow Guarantee offer will be updated on our website in due course.

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You are eligible for Glasgow Guarantee!

Company details

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Enquiry details

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Terms and Conditions of Grant

  1. The Grant
    1. The Grant shall only be payable to eligible businesses.
    2. The Grant shall only be used to support eligible candidates in eligible positions.
  2. Businesses – Eligibility Criteria
    1. Be operating within the Glasgow City Council boundary
    2. Employer fewer than 250 employees
    3. On a case-by-case basis consideration will be given to businesses with more than 250 employees that can make a significant impact on the Glasgow economy and can demonstrate sustainability
    4. Be a private company, social enterprise or third sector organisation
    5. Hold current public and employers’ liability insurance
    6. Be able to provide payslips, and where requested, payroll run and business bank statements
    7. Agree to only recruit from our pool of candidates
    8. Adhere to Fair Work First commitments which includes payment of the Real Living Wage for all staff (including apprentices) and providing appropriate channels of effective workers’ voice, such as trade union support
    9. Not have any outstanding debt to Glasgow City Council - approval is dependent on your Non-Domestic rate account being up to date
    10. Our Employer Recruitment Incentive is not intended to assist you to afford to recruit a candidate, therefore you may be asked to demonstrate your organisation is financially stable and can offer a sustainable job opportunity.
  3. Specific Exclusions
    1. Public Sector organisations including Local Authority services and departments are specifically excluded from the fund. This includes any agencies or organisations of the UK or Scottish Government e.g. emergency services, SDS, Scottish Enterprise, DWP, etc.
    2. Further and Higher Education establishments.
    3. Jobs which are subject to a Glasgow City Council Community Benefit Clause.
    4. Businesses which have recently reduced their employee numbers or are planning redundancies.
    5. Businesses who have used and paid for a recruitment service to source their vacancy.
    6. Businesses who advertise and/or fill posts before written approval has been received from the Glasgow Guarantee.
    7. Businesses involved in the sex industry; politics; religion; nude or semi-nude modelling or photography; multi-level marketing/pyramid selling or any business that may bring Glasgow City Council into disrepute

      NOTE – The eligibility for businesses can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Head of Service for Economic Development.
  4. Eligible Candidates for the Glasgow Guarantee
    An eligible candidate must
    1. Live in a GCC council postcode or currently attend a GCC school
    2. Be unemployed/underemployed *working part time or 0 hours contract job
    3. Be job ready and able to access and sustain employment, with or without support and
    4. Shall be either:
      1. Leaving education within 3 months
      2. Supported by an employability provider
      3. 4.4.3 Under threat of redundancy and supported by PACE
    5. Be fully registered with the Glasgow Guarantee and have a live account
    6. The employee must not be a direct family member of the employer e.g. parent, child, sibling, or spouse
  5. Eligible Candidates for Conversion to Work
    An eligible candidate must
    1. Live in a GCC council postcode or currently attend a GCC school
    2. Be unemployed/underemployed *working part time or 0 hours contract job
    3. Be job ready and able to access and sustain employment, with or without support and
    4. Shall be either:
      1. Leaving education within 3 months
      2. Supported by an employability provider
      3. Under threat of redundancy and supported by PACE
    5. Have one or more barriers/disadvantages as specified on the Glasgow Guarantee registration
    6. Be fully registered with the Glasgow Guarantee and have a live account
    7. The employee must not be a direct family member of the employer e.g. parent, child, sibling, or spouse
  6. Eligible Candidates for the Supporting Growth Fund (SGF)
    An eligible candidate must
    1. Reside within the Glasgow City Council boundary.
    2. Be unemployed, under-employed or facing redundancy.
    3. Be a graduate from either further or higher education and able to contribute to business growth.
    4. The employee must not be a direct family member of the employer e.g. parent, child, sibling, or spouse
  7. Eligible Positions for Glasgow Guarantee
    To qualify for support:
    1. The position must be a new and additional post and add to the total number of employees of the company in Glasgow.
    2. Terms and Conditions of employment for jobs are expected to be on the same basis as all other employees within the company and must offer a contract minimum of 2 years in duration.
    3. Terms and Conditions of employment for modern apprenticeships must offer a contract minimum of 2 years in duration.
    4. Consideration will be given to third sector employers and charities, where there is intention to provide a contract minimum of 2 years duration, dependent on funding.
    5. All employees including apprentices must be paid the Real Living Wage, as set by Living Wage Foundation.

    NOTE – POSITIONS WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED THAT ARE CREATED AS A RESULT OF A REDUCTION IN REGULARLY SCHEDULED HOURS OR PERIOD OF WORK FOR ANY EXISTING EMPLOYEE OF THE BUSINESS

  8. Finance
    1. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that appropriate payment of salary is made to the employee as per the contract. Any breach of this contract will result in withdrawal of the grant offer.
    2. All payments required by law are the responsibility of the employer including Income Tax and national insurance. Assessments under the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act, holiday pay and any liability arising from this employment shall be the sole and absolute responsibility of the employer.
    3. The employer shall submit claim declarations and payslips as required by the Glasgow Guarantee.
    4. Claim one submission will also require company bank statements (showing individuals Net Pay or BACS total) and where appropriate, BACS or BACS breakdown (showing Net Pay or BACS total) before payment will be processed.
    5. Posts contracted at 16-25 hours per week will be granted a total award of £4,000.
    6. Posts contracted at 26-34 hours per week will be granted a total award of £6,000.
    7. Posts contracted at 35+ hours per week will be granted a total award of £8,000.
    8. SGF posts will be granted a total award of £7,000 paid in arrears at 13 and 26 weeks. This award is based on a minimum annual salary of £28,000.
    9. Payments will be made on submission a Claim Declaration Form and completion of a quarterly reviews.
    10. Claim Forms are issued with the Grant Award Letter once the Grant Application Form is approved and employment contract has been received.
    11. Copies of payslips or a print of your payroll, BACs run (if applicable) and bank statements must accompany claim one and cover the full period being claimed. All other claims must have accompanying payslips. Note that it is a legal requirement to issue employees with a payslip.
    12. Claims are submitted in arrears at 13, 26 and 52 weeks.
    13. A deadline for submission is detailed on each claim form. If this date is not complied with, no payment will be made.
    14. Any variance of pay, outside of what was agreed in your Grant Application, must be declared in a Claim Declaration Form e.g. sick pay, maternity/paternity pay, unauthorised absence.
    15. If employee leaves their employment during a claim period, there will be no pro-rata payments made.
    16. Only one set of bank account details should be provided for each business.
    17. Salary payments must be paid from the business bank account details which will be provided on the GCC Vendor Form.
    18. Glasgow Guarantee may withhold payment of any grant amount where the employer has failed to comply with any terms and conditions contained herein.
    19. Glasgow Guarantee may demand return of any amount in excess of the grant award to which the employer is entitled, for example, overpayment or a breach of the Terms and Conditions. Such amounts will be considered debts owing to the Glasgow City Council.
    20. The grant is limited to the maximum payable as published by the Glasgow Guarantee.
    21. Payments should not duplicate costs that will be paid for other programmes such as Job Start Payment and Access to Work. It can be used to pay for support for a period prior to Access to Work funding being established, in order to ensure the job is retained, but it does not replace an employer’s duty under the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments.
  9. General
    1. The management, supervision, and welfare of the employee are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the employer.
    2. The employer agrees to work with any after care services to provide In Work Support to the employee and complete Quarterly Reviews.
    3. The employer agrees to support any Progression Award requests by purchasing any training or support courses and submitting a claim request to Glasgow Guarantee for reimbursement following completion of training or support course.
    4. The employer and employee may be required at various stages to participate in monitoring and evaluation of the programme. This includes activities undertaken by representatives for Glasgow City Council or Scottish Government.
    5. Completion of a Grant Application Form does not entitle the employer to payment.
  10. Termination

    If at any time Glasgow Guarantee is of the opinion that the employer has failed to act in an acceptable and appropriate manner or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, payment of grant may be withheld/withdrawn.

  11. Legislation

    If this grant is awarded for up to 12 months and the individual is a disadvantaged worker, it is awarded as an exempted subsidy under the UK Subsidy Control framework, scheme SC10292.
    A “disadvantaged worker' means any person who:
    (a) has not been in regular paid employment for the previous 6 months; or
    (b) is between 15 and 24 years of age; or
    (c) has not attained an upper secondary educational or vocational qualification (International Standard Classification of Education 3) or is within two years after completing full-time education and who has not previously obtained his or her first regular paid employment; or
    (d) is over the age of 50 years; or
    (e) lives as a single adult with one or more dependents; or
    (f) works in a sector or profession in a Member State where the gender imbalance is at least 25% higher than the average gender imbalance across all economic sectors in that Member State, and belongs to that underrepresented gender group; or
    (g) is a member of an ethnic minority within a Member State and who requires development of his or her linguistic, vocational training or work experience profile to enhance prospects of gaining access to stable employment.

    If it is awarded for more than 12 months or the individual is not a “disadvantaged worker”, it is awarded as a Minimum Financial Assistance (MFA) subsidy under the Subsidy Control Act (2022), subject to your agreement to, and compliance with, the terms and conditions set out below. Before making the payment, we require written confirmation that receipt of the payment will not exceed your MFA threshold of £315,000 cumulated over this and the previous two financial years, as specified in section 36(1) of the Subsidy Control Act (2022). This means you must confirm you have not received more than £315,000 minus the value of the subsidy in MFA subsidies or comparable types of subsidy (see section 42(8) of the Subsidy Control Act) between 1 April 2024 and this date. By signing the Grant Application Form, you are providing written confirmation, for and on behalf of your company, that receipt of MFA will not exceed your company’s MFA threshold specified in section 36(1) of the Subsidy Control Act (2022).


    We take this opportunity to remind you that you are required to keep a written record of the amount of MFA you have received and the date/s when it was received. The written record must be kept for at least three years beginning with the date on which the MFA was given. This will enable you to respond to future requests from public authorities on how much MFA you have received and whether you have reached the cumulative threshold.

  12. Agreement

    By signing the Grant Application Form, you are agreeing to the above Terms and Conditions.

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Data Protection

The privacy notice explains why Glasgow Guarantee keeps information about you, what we do with that information and who we might share it with. It also explains your rights in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

If the privacy notice changes in any way, an updated version will be available on the privacy note page. By regularly reviewing this page you will ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we share it with others.

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