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Aljabeeba - Prospects For Young People Have Worsened

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Nothing new for regulars on this forum, but MSM coverage of the issues raised is welcome:

Prospects for young people in the UK have worsened over the past five years, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Its report found those under the age of 34 were hit by the steepest fall in income and employment.

This age group also had less access to decent housing and better paid jobs, and faced deepening poverty, it found.

EHRC commissioner Laura Carstensen said the young had the "worst economic prospects for generations".

The report also says those aged 16 to 24 were more likely than all other adult age groups to be living in poverty.

'Lost generation'

Ms Carstensen said: "It's great to see the barriers being lowered over the last five years for some people, but during the same period they've been raised higher for younger people in particular.

"Theirs are the shoulders on which the country will rely to provide for a rapidly ageing population, yet they have the worst economic prospects for several generations."

The report, entitled Is Britain Fairer?, also found:

◾While most people are more tolerant of sexual and racial diversity, religious differences continue to create problems

◾Chinese and Asian pupils from poor homes are the best performing in school, while children from gypsy or traveller families do the worst

◾White boys from poor families were found to be suffering a combination of disadvantages

◾Most people are being paid less per hour in real terms than five years ago

Ms Carstensen said the review showed that British people wanted a society where everyone had an equal opportunity to make the best of their lives, but "our achievements still lag behind our aspirations in some areas".

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said the report should be a "wake-up call" to ministers about the "plight of young people, who are struggling to cope with poverty pay, deteriorating job prospects and the increased cost of housing."

"Hiking up university and college fees and excluding young people from the new higher minimum wage rate is not the way to build a fair and prosperous Britain," she said.

"It is the blueprint for a lost generation.

"Without better employment and training opportunities many young people will continue to be shut of the recovery."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34674276

From the comments:

Anyone honestly surprised? Look at the voter demographics & the policies/ideology that has been endorsed by the British public.

You can put some blame on younger people being politically apathetic & disengaged but this doesnt change the provable fact that older Brits have repeatedly voted for policy that punish their grandchildren.

Shame.

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I'm shocked. Totally shocked.

Clearly the best way to fix this is to let in another million or so immigrants.

Edited by Errol

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Yep the young are screwed.

And it is almost entirely due to housing costs.

Material things are cheaper than ever but essentials are ludicrous.

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TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said the report should be a "wake-up call" to ministers about the "plight of young people, who are struggling to cope with poverty pay, deteriorating job prospects and the increased cost of housing."

Yet another wake-up call. How many do they need.

Every time a new report comes out saying more or less the same thing over the years they call it a wake-up call.

Zombie economy zombie politics.

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I'm genuinely amazed that got released.

While most people are more tolerant of sexual and racial diversity, religious differences continue to create problems

Chinese and Asian pupils from poor homes are the best performing in school, while children from gypsy or traveller families do the worst
White boys from poor families were found to be suffering a combination of disadvantages

That's political nitroglycerine

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