Friday, October 30, 2009
Youth unemployment crisis mounting
A 13-year-old paperboy in Bedfordshire who earns Â£6.53 a week could have been one of the youngest people in the UK to be offered a redundancy package. Kane Middleton received a formal letter which told him he was being laid off from his round in Clophill. It outlined a redundancy package of "one week's pay in lieu of notice, which equates to Â£6.93 (subject to tax and NI)". Kane said he began his round two months ago to buy treats and a new cage for his hamster, Splodge.