Nick Clegg's announcement won't help 95% of Britain's young unemployed - Byrne

21 February 2012

Liam ByrneLiam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to Nick Clegg’s Youth Contract announcement, said:
“No-one will ever believe a word Nick Clegg says again. He promised big answers to the problem of youth unemployment yet what we have got today is something that won’t help 95% of Britain’s young unemployed. This is much too small and much too late to tackle a problem that is likely to cost our country £28billion over the next 10 years. The Government needs to bite the bullet and put in place a sensible tax on bankers bonuses in the next budget to help get 100,000 young people back to work.”