First evidence session for Youth Unemployment and Future Jobs Fund

22 October 2010

The Work and Pensions Committee will hold the first evidence session for its inquiry into Youth Unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund this Wednesday.

The inquiry is exploring the extent to which the FJF has succeeded in matching new work experience opportunities to young unemployed people. It is also considering the strengths and weaknesses of the programme and how the Government can manage the transition from the FJF to the proposed Work Programme.

Wednesday 27 October 2010, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster.

Details of witnesses are as follows:

At 9.30am

Be Birmingham

  • Jackie Mould, Director

Glasgow Works

  • David Coyne, Executive Director

Groundwork UK
  • Tony Hawkhead, Chief Executive

At 10.30am

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

  • Neil Carberry, Head of Employment, Pensions and Health & Safety Policy
  • Emma Watkins, Head of Public Services Policy

Professor Paul Gregg,

  • Professor of Economics, University of Bristol

Tracy Fishwick, Associate of the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion 

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