Published: 25th Mar 2021

A cross-party group of peers has launched a new inquiry into youth unemployment. Youth unemployment is a longstanding issue in the UK and one which has been exacerbated by Covid-19. The latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that under-25s account for over 60% of the fall in UK employees since before the pandemic.  The House of Lords’ youth unemployment committee, chaired by Lord Shipley will consider what measures should be taken to protect and create jobs for young people. It is examining how the labour market may change due to current events such as Covid-19, Brexit, and technological developments in the years ahead. It intends to propose long-term, durable solutions and will report before the end of November 2021.   ‘Youth unemployment is a huge issue in the UK, particularly following the coronavirus pandemic. Our committee is looking at what can be done to protect and create jobs for … (To read the full article, subscribe below)