Friday 3 July 2020 / 12:01 AM Cat Smith / Youth

Career disruption to young workers – Cat Smith

Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minster for Young People, in reaction to the new IFS report on career disruption to young workers caused by COVID-19, said:

“Young people have been ignored by the Government since long before the coronavirus crisis. After a decade of austerity, young people are facing surging housing prices, stagnating wages, and rising student debt. And the Coronavirus Crisis will only compound and exaggerate these issues.

“Many young people find jobs in the hospitality and retail sectors. The Government must use next week to introduce a Back to Work Budget which preserves those jobs, creates new jobs and provides job guarantees for young people to prevent long term unemployment.”