Wednesday 29 March 2017 / 12:46 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Government should tackle ‘burning injustices’ many young people face & get on with helping young people find a job – Debbie Abrahams

Debbie
Abrahams MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary
, commenting on
the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s report on the youth obligation, said:

“The
current headline employment figures mask shocking barriers faced by some groups
in our society trying to find a job. Sadly there is even evidence of direct
discrimination.”

“The
Government’s own statistics show a wide gap in employment between different
regions, and the evidence points to major disadvantages faced by women, BME
groups and disabled people.”

“The
Government should stop patting themselves on the back, fix their broken
Universal Credit roll out, tackle the ‘burning injustices’ many young people
face and get on with helping young people find a job.”