youth unemployment

A backwards step for Plymouth

Tudor Evans  |  2 June 2016

I am writing this article as the leader of the opposition on Plymouth city council, having had the leadership of the council removed due to a coalition of Ukip and the Conservatives. When you lose the leadership of the council it is a bit like bereavement; you get the anger, and the sadness, but you …

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The BAME employment crisis

Samantha Jury-Dada  |  25 April 2016

Last week the Trades Union Congress released research that showed that BAME workers with degrees are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed. This is at the same time as the government pats itself on the back for falling unemployment numbers, while simultaneously failing to acknowledge that the last parliament saw a …

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Why young people can be proud of Welsh Labour

Dan Walsh  |  25 February 2015

It has been a tough five years for young people. The Tories have mercilessly singled us out to bear the brunt of some of their most regressive ideas. From tripling tuition fees, scrapping the Educational Maintenace Allowance and abolishing the Future Jobs Fund – it is clear that helping young people reach their potential is …

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‘Business buy-in’ provides opportunities for our young people

Sarah Hayward  |  29 July 2014

Youth unemployment remains too high. This Tory-led government have done little to prevent a lost generation. Labour in Camden refuses to give up on our young people, despite losing 50 per cent of our council budget. That is why we are doing all we can – making every pound count – to equip young people …

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Tackling migration myths

Atul Hatwal  |  10 April 2014

Getting tone and message right is essential for discussing immigration, advises Atul Hatwal That is the toughest subject for Labour on the doorstep? It is a fair bet you have just answered ‘immigration,’ the one topic where various Labour politicians have fallen over themselves to say ‘sorry.’ Yet if some have expressed regret for the scale of migration …

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Apprenticeships at heart of Labour’s growth plan

Andrew Adonis  |  30 January 2014

Despite the UK having near-record levels of youth unemployment, many of our best small businesses are held back by major skills shortages in key growth sectors. Tackling this mismatch, with an expansion of modern apprenticeships, needs to be at the heart of Labour’s growth plan if we are to allow our growth sectors to compete …

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Memo on … social security

Paul Richards  |  18 November 2013

Welcome to the Department for Work and Pensions. Your new department spends more public money than we spend on the police, schools, hospitals, railways and international development combined. Nearly 20 per cent of government expenditure is spent on benefits, excluding pensions. If Ed Miliband’s new government is serious about predistributing wealth, not redistributing it via …

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Alison McGovern MP  |  17 October 2013

Why does international development matter? This is a question I’ve thought about before in my life, so when Ed Miliband kindly asked me to join Jim Murphy, Gavin Shuker and Ray Collins in the shadow international development team last week, it was an exciting chance to give political expression to some issues that I have …

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One Nation recovery across the regions

Anna Turley MP  |  22 September 2013

As we head to the south coast for conference in Brighton, Labour knows that it has to speak for the every part of the nation when it sets out a vision for growth post-2015. The coalition has failed to deliver a balanced and equitable recovery, and parts of London and the south-east are pulling away, …

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A work programme that works for our young people

Catherine West  |  3 September 2013

Young people have been hit hard by this government. Educational maintenance allowance has been scrapped as tuition fees have trebled. The Future Jobs Fund has been cancelled as career advice services are slashed. Nearly one million young people are out of work with many being offered nothing but exploitative, unpaid internships or zero-hours contracts as …

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