Last week Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak unveiled the government’s new support measures which are designed to help workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. David Kingman looks at what they could mean for younger workers whose living standards are at risk
As the government launches its “Kickstart” scheme specifically aimed to help young people at risk of long-term unemployment, IF Research Intern Hugo Till fears that it will lead to them becoming entrapped in the nightmarish web of Universal Credit
Apprenticeship schemes are regularly wheeled out as the solution to getting young people into work, but they have consistently failed. Will it be any different in the new COVID world? IF supporter Ned Walker sets out the reasons why we might not be overly optimistic
The post-COVID-19 landscape in both education and the workplace is already looking very different. Olga Triay, a 20-year-old student of International Business Economics at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, assesses the positives and negatives of this changed world from the point of view of those affected the most: young generations.
Recent research into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the living standards of different groups within the population suggests that young adults are feeling its effects disproportionately, reports David Kingman
David Kingman looks at whether a shift towards more of the population working from home might help or hinder young adults’ living standards and intergenerational fairness
British politics is currently extraordinarily divided. Yet, surprisingly, there seems to be one thing that both Labour and the Conservatives agree on – raising the minimum wage for younger workers. David Kingman takes a look at what this could mean
Under the current minimum wage legislation, younger workers in the UK can be paid less than somebody who is older than them for doing the same work. David Kingman looks at the economic arguments for designing the minimum wage like this, and the prospects of change in the future