New inquiry launch – APPG for Youth Employment

Before the Covid-19 crisis began there were approximately 750,000 young people not in employment, education or training (NEET). The Resolution Foundation, the Institute for Employment Studies and the Learning and Work institute have predicted there will be at least 600,000 more unemployed young people, with a further 500,000 expected to become NEET over the next 18 months.

Inquiry : ‘Making youth employment policy work’

Following the £3.06bn government investment into new and existing youth employment initiatives in the summer the APPG wants to explore whether or not this investment and the services it intends to deliver will meet the needs of young people and help to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on youth employment.

In this inquiry we will explore the key youth employment programmes and investment to see what the early indicators of success are; it will aim to provide constructive feedback to the government to accelerate impact or suggest improvements that need to be made. It will also look if there are tensions in the system, particularly for young people with additional barriers and needs who might otherwise fall through the gaps.

Submissions are due by 5pm on 7th November 2020

  1. Are the summers announcements #PlanForJobs ambitious enough to address the youth unemployment challenge?
  2. Are their gaps and tensions that may cause a rise in further inequalities amongst groups of young people such as those furthest from the labour market?
  3. What more needs to be done to accelerate impact and ensure no young person is left behind?

Please read our guidelines before submitting any evidence.

Meetings and Events

1st Meeting: 21st September, 14:00-15:00. Our expert speakers include young people; Tony Wilson, Director of the Institute of Employment Studies; and Samantha Windett, Director of Policy at Impetus. Both Tony and Samantha are secretariat to the Youth Employment Group and will be representing the views of this group alongside their organisations.

2nd Meeting: 19th  October, 14:00-15:00. Our expert speakers include young people and Anna Smee, CEO of Youth Future Foundation. Anna is also secretariat to the Youth Employment Group and will be representing the views of this group alongside those of Youth Futures Foundation.

3rd Meeting: December TBC. A Minister will be invited to give evidence and receive a copy of the Inquiry Report.

Given the current uncertainties around Covid-19, the APPG for Youth Employment meetings will take place online and are subject to change. You can now register to attend the meetings.

For More Information

Call us: 01536 513388

Email us: josh@youthemployment.org.uk

Visit The APPG for Youth Employment website

For more information, please email info@youthemployment.org.uk or call 01536 513388.

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