“You’re less likely to get a job if you’re 16 or 17 than you are if you’re 50.”

Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency, has responded to newly announced Government measures to support older people in work, which they say could boost the economy by billions.

Members invited to shape the future of the IYW

Today sees the launch of the election process for the IYW Council, which will oversee the work of the Institute for Youth Work.

Commission into young people and enterprise: what’s your view?

An independent commission into young people and enterprise recently launched by the National Youth Agency and A4e is inviting the views of business people, youth workers and young people. The commission has been established to explore the opportunities, challenges and support needs of young people in setting up a business.

Blog: Katie Morton on the importance of social action.

The Social Action Journey Fund (SAJF) is a programme that has been introduced to aid young people’s development within their role in a community and will explore what it is they can offer to others.

Blog: Craig Smith on the new youth employment initiative

On Tuesday me and my colleagues Will and Matt were invited to a Q&A with the deputy prime minister and the minister for employment Esther McVey. This was a real chance for us as young people with a range of different experiences to quiz the DPM around the issue of youth un-employment. This was especially