Helping young people into work
Today the government announced plans to expand the Youth Offer programme to tackle economic inactivity and help jobless young people into employment, improving prospects for young people and helping to grow the economy.
- Youth unemployment is 43 per cent lower than it was under Labour but we know we have more to do to tackle economic inactivity.
- That is why the government has announced today proposals for expanding the Youth Offer programme, meaning many of those aged 16 to 24 who claim benefits and are not in or seeking work will now be eligible for support including coaching and preparation for interviews.
- Conservatives are committed to tackling economic inactivity and getting more British people into jobs which will help us deliver on our priority to grow the economy.