A ‘Minister for Youth Employment’

A number of UK politicians and commentators have noted that there are serious problems, particularly in the UK Government, in terms of co-ordination of youth employment policy.

We believe that Government policy on youth employment could be co-ordinated and organised in a better way – perhaps in the form of a single cross-government agency or unit on youth employment, which could be headed by a government minister with cross-government responsibility for tackling youth unemployment. This could either be a stand-alone appointment, as was the case in Scotland from 2011-2014, or it could be a cross-government ministerial portfolio and title which is added to the responsibilities of an existing UK Government Minister, in a similar way to the Minister for Cities portfolio in the UK Government.

More information on our proposal for a cross-government Minister for Youth Employment in the UK Government is available in the Our Publications section of the website.