Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds continue to perform worse than their peers in school – Cat Smith
Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, commenting on
the ONS Young NEET figures out today, said:
it is welcome that the latest figures show a decline in the number of young
people not in education, employment or training (NEET), this Tory Government
continues to fail young people.
are still 826,000 young people who are NEETs. Young people from
disadvantaged backgrounds continue to perform worse than their peers in school.
who manage to find work are excluded from the national living wage and many are
subjected to exploitative zero-hours contracts.
Labour will prioritise young people’s needs and address these failings.”