This is an important, MUST READ article from the Observer. Check it out!
For me, this is further evidence of excessive austerity from the UK Government but it also questions whether the Coalition Government cares about the weaker and more vulnerable members of society. The Government seem to have abandoned youth to a new economic scrap-heap, unless they are from privileged backgrounds.
Let me turn this to an open question:
How should the Government strengthen employment policy, without weakening economic growth?
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