Thursday, 17 June 2010

How are young people going to be affected by the Budget cuts?

Since the new coalition came in to force in UK Government I have been wondering to myself what effect it would have on young people?

With this government looking to reduce the budget deficit with an aggressive strategy on spending it is only natural that services that affect young people will be hit in some way. With the government cutting budgets for vital services like the Police I am worried for youth services.

It’s not only services for young people that are backed by government spending that we have to worry about. It is also industries that young people with talent want to get in to like media and art that will more than likely be affected to.

Yes the government need to sort out deficits and save money where they can but they also need to think of the long term and the effect it will have on today’s young people who in ten, twenty years could be running this country themselves. Not only that but what will employment rates be like? And will young people be given the chance to exceed and fulfil their potential?

I strongly advise anyone to keep to their eyes open and their ears to the ground on where cuts are going to be made and to really engage with this process.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"
”Shaking up the Youth of Today”


jvalentine said...

There is also likely to be tighter control over hiring across most departments, with a recruitment freeze in some areas.

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Jennifer Carter said...

At young people’s charity Catch22 we agree and think that young people will be affected by the budget cuts. Changes to housing benefit set out in the Chancellor's budget, could damage many young people.

Our recent research shows that almost two thirds of young people
(65%) see affordable housing is in their top three priorities for public spending. Measures to cap housing benefit, remove the guarantee of appropriate sized accommodation and limit the length of time housing benefit will be paid, will have far-reaching impacts for young people struggling with adult life.

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