Urgent action needed to tackle and prevent youth unemployment

26 Nov 2021 11:04 AM

The House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee has published its report on youth unemployment, Skills for every young person.

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The Committee was appointed to make recommendations on youth unemployment, education and skills. Its report focusses on these key areas and also makes wider recommendations about apprenticeships, careers guidance and inequality in the labour market.

Key recommendations

The report's main conclusions and recommendations are:

Chair's comments

Lord Shipley, Chair of the Youth Unemployment Committee, said:

“Youth unemployment has blighted our society for decades and its impact can endure for years. At 11.7%, the UK’s youth unemployment rate continues to be worse than many other countries, and today more than one in eight (12.6%) of our under 25s are neither working nor in full-time study.

“Over 10 months, we spoke to young people with experience of unemployment, employers, school leaders and experts. Our report makes over 70 recommendations which would help to tackle youth unemployment. We urge the government to act.”

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