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CBI COMMENTS AHEAD OF PMS BREAKFAST ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

CBI COMMENTS AHEAD OF PM’S BREAKFAST ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT

The CBI commented ahead of Wednesday’s unemployment data and the Prime Minister’s breakfast on youth unemployment. Last month the CBI published a package of measures to support jobs creation in its report Action for Jobs, which which is available at: http://www.cbi.org.uk/campaigns/getting-the-uk-working/

Confirming the CBI’s attendance at the Prime Minister’s youth unemployment breakfast, John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said:

“With unemployment figures set to show yet another disappointing rise, we need action for jobs now.

“We’ll be making the case strongly to the Prime Minister that job creation, especially for young people, must be a major plank of the autumn statement.

“We are calling for a new Young Britain Tax Credit to encourage employers to take on unemployed 16 to 24 year-olds to help them secure that all-important first step on the jobs ladder.

“Businesses are also ready to play their part, becoming ambassadors to inspire young people about the world of work, offering more apprenticeships, meaningful work experience and fostering better links with schools. There also needs to be further reform of the benefits system to make work really pay.”

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