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Hartlepool, Durham and Hull face biggest challenges in levelling up for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

@ImpetusPEF - Hartlepool, Durham and Hull face the biggest challenges for levelling up for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds   Impetus data set reveals the areas with the widest ‘employment gap’ between rich and poor, leaving thousands of young people locked out of the labour market New data gives the fullest picture yet of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) across England, giving NEET rates by disadvantage and qualification level in every local authority The latest data shows that 36% of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Hartlepool were NEET, and 34% in Durham and Hull A new online data map today reveals for the first time the areas in which young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are most likely to be out of work.

Employment gap narrows with each rung on the education ladder

Today's Graduate Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data shows that 84.4% of young people who were eligible for free school meals are in sustained employment or further study five years after graduating, with only a 3.5%pt gap with their better-off peers.

The Chancellor’s Budget should have been more than the sum of its ports

With young people most likely to be furloughed or made redundant since the start of the pandemic, the package announced in last week’s Budget didn’t deliver the opportunities that young people so vitally need.

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds risk losing out most from Government's exams decision

In response to yesterday's announcement that A-levels will be awarded based on teacher assessments in England, Steve Haines, Director of Public Affairs at education charity Impetus (@ImpetusPEF) said: 

The importance of qualifications as we look to equip young people for the future

Five key areas of vital importance for the #YouthJobsGaps  Almost a year ago I stood in front of a fairly sizable audience at Park Plaza hotel at Westminster Bridge to launch the eighth report in a series of Impetus research reports on youth employment called the Youth Jobs Gap series.

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