Sunday 19 July 2020 / 10:00 PM DWP / Jonathan Reynolds / Press Releases

Too many young people face a life of insecure, low paid work lacking in opportunities

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Jonathan Reynolds MP, commenting on a Social Mobility Foundation report which found that young people in “left behind” areas are 34% more likely to be unemployed than the UK average, said:

“This report is another dire warning of the scale of the economic crisis we are in. However, it is also a recognition that going into this crisis too many young people faced a life of insecure, low paid work lacking in opportunities for advancement.

“As a country we urgently need a plan for better working conditions, stronger employment rights and access to quality training. We applaud these firms for stepping up, but the Government must play it’s part too.”