How will a Tory government affect young people?


A Jobs Bill on youth unemployment will be the centrepiece of David Cameron’s first Tory Queen’s Speech on May 27th, he has revealed to his Cabinet.

Briefing his ministers on his early plans for reform, he said he wants to create 3 million apprenticeships as part of a drive to get 2 million more people into work by 2020.

Cameron intends to do this by making training, apprenticeships or full-time work compulsory for school leavers. He will scrap Jobseeker’s Allowance for 18-21 year-olds, instead replacing it with a 6 month Youth Allowance. After six months, young people receiving the allowance will have to take an apprenticeship, a traineeship or daily community work to receive their benefits.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said: “There will be changes in terms of welfare that we will make. When it comes to youth employment and wanting to cut youth unemployment, there will be changes we make for every young person aged between 18 and 21. Any benefit they receive is changed from a Jobseekers Allowance to a Youth Allowance and they will have to take up an apprenticeship or do community or some kind of training if they want to keep receiving that benefit.”

Chancellor George Osborne said: “We are saying to young people, look you’ve got a really simple choice. You can either be earning money or learning, or in some cases doing both.”

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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