The House of Commons’ Work and Pensions Select Committee launched its inquiry into employment opportunities for young people in July 2016. It was prompted by the fact that unemployment for people aged 18-24, despite having fallen over the past year, still stands considerably higher than the UK’s unemployment rate across all ages.

The committee was looking for submissions that addressed the following areas:

  • To what extent does getting young people into work and supporting them in work require an approach distinct from that of other groups?
  • How effective is Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools likely to be in enhancing young people's career prospects?
  • How can Jobcentre Plus services for young people be more effectively integrated with other local services, especially around education and skills?
  • What is likely to be the impact of any forthcoming economic uncertainty on young people, and how should the Government best seek to protect them from this?
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