LGA responds to Office of National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training

"Between 2010 and 2020, councils have lost 60p out of every £1 they received from the Government to provide services."


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Responding to the Office of National Statistics figures on young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs), Chairman of the Local Government Association People and Places Board, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, said: 

“With over 750,000 young people not in education, employment or training it is vital that more young people have the opportunities to increase their skills and retrain, so we can drive up productivity and start to close local skills gaps.

“Between 2010 and 2020, councils have lost 60p out of every £1 they received from the Government to provide services. As a result, nine out of 10 councils have been forced to reduce spending on support for 16 to 18-year-olds.

“Councils want to ensure every young person realises their full potential. The Government needs to enable councils to work with local and national partners to join up careers advice, skills and training provision so that every young person has the opportunity to take their place in a growing economy.”