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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Guaranteeing the right start: Preventing youth unemployment after Covid-19

Publication Report Jobs & skills Young people IPPR
Topic: Jobs & skills

Youth unemployment and what to do about it

First, the youth unemployment rate remains dizzyingly high at 18.5 per cent, with young people over three-and-a-half times more likely to be unemployed than adults. In the first quarter of 2014...

Blog post Jobs & skills Young people Expert comment

Alright for some? Fixing the Work Programme, locally

To ensure welfare-to-work support is responsive to local conditions, we propose that a new national programme for mainstream jobseekers is established alongside a localised programme for those facing...

Publication Jobs & skills IPPR North Report

Universal Credit White Paper: ippr response

The universal credit is a sound idea. Any reform that improves incentives to work and humanises the benefits system is welcome. However, it faces several challenges in its ambition to 'make work pay'...

Publication Jobs & skills Report