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Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded.
The Youth Contract was announced in November 2011 as a response to rising youth unemployment — there are now over 1 million young people aged 16–24 who are classified as unemployed. The Youth Contract will include: 160,000 Government-subsidised jobs; an extra 250,000 work experience places; extra financial incentives for employers to take on apprentices; additional support for young unemployed people through Jobcentre Plus; and a new payment-by-results initiative focused on 16–17 year olds with no qualifications. Overall, almost £1 billion of extra funding will be made available.
Work and Pensions Committee publishes report
Work and Pensions Committee announces publication of report on Youth Unemployment
MPs hold final oral evidence session with Government Ministers and officials
Work and Pensions Committee hear from local authorities and government agencies
Work and Pensions Committee takes evidence
Volume II: additional written evidence
Volume I: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence