Lottie Dexter

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The Government Must Use the Internet to Save Our 'Lost Generation'

(2) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (11:21)

There was more bad news for our "lost generation" this week as the latest figures revealed youth unemployment had risen for the first time since summer, another hint that 2013 will be a long hard slog - for the under 25s in particular.

We learnt 957,000 young people are now...

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If the Government's Work Programme Is Not Working - Then What Will?

(7) Comments | Posted 29 November 2012 | (23:00)

Latest results show that the government's flagship back-to-work scheme is not working. At least not yet. But as more young people are locked out of the job market, we need to start looking at other ways to help.

When the Work Programme was launched in June 2011 the employment...

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A Compulsory Living Wage Will Mean More Young People Miss a Vital First Shot

(19) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (11:18)

Of course all businesses should value hard working talent, but the introduction of a compulsory Living Wage could hinder more young people than it helps.

Nearly a million young Britons are shopping for entry-level employment. They want a chance to prove their worth. They want to profit from experience,...

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Let's Make the Most of the Young Unemployed, and Stop Squandering a Potent Natural Resource

(16) Comments | Posted 22 October 2012 | (00:00)

Lazy, unmotivated and uneducated - most of the million young people unemployed in Britain today are certainly not these things.

I want to tell you about Jess. She's the same age as me, 23, and lives in Glasgow. She has a beautiful baby boy who lives with a foster family...

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