One million young Britons from ‘Covid generation’ face jobs crisis in weeks as leave ends


Young people who are neither in education nor in full-time employment face a jobs crisis when the leave program ends this month, an expert said.One million young people aged 16 to 24 of the “Covid generation” will struggle to find work according to a worrying new analysis of the likely economic effects of the pandemic.

Paul Gregg, professor of economic and social policy at the University of Bath carried out the research, reports The Observer.

With that comes the threat of further restrictions on cities and pressure on businesses trying to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure to provide more support to young people trying to climb the ranks.

Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure to provide more support to young people

The new study, which will be released on Monday, finds that the end of holidays, the scarcity of new positions and the entry into the labor market of young people leaving schools and colleges will present bleak prospects for young people unless there is support. additional is not offered.

He warns that the “guarantee of opportunity” offered by the Prime Minister to young people of an apprenticeship or an internship in a company is “much lower than what is necessary”.

It comes after Conservative MPs demanded support for workers and businesses that are subject to Level 2 restrictions but are not eligible for financial assistance.

Once the leave program is over, there could be a catastrophic number of young people out of work

A letter has been sent to the Prime Minister by Essex MPs, who have been placed at level 2 and want better support.

The letter read: “Businesses in our constituencies are very clear about the negative impact [of] level 2 restrictions, especially in the hospitality sector.

“Many fear that they will have to shut down permanently… Can you review the level of financial support in place for businesses subject to these restrictions.

“This is necessary to avoid permanent economic damage to the local and national economy and it must also apply to other parts of England. “


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