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EXCLUDED YOUTH COST UK BILLIONS

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A million young people are facing a lifetime on benefits warns a report from the Prince's Trust....
A million young people are facing a lifetime on benefits warns a report from the Prince's Trust.

A rising tide of youth crime is costing the UK£1bn a year while youth unemployment costs£10m a day in lost productivity.

Together with the£20m-a-week the government pays out in Jobseeker's Allowance, the young unemployed are costing billions of pounds each year.

The Cost of Exclusion, based on research by the London School of Economics, also reveals that educational underachievement costs£18bn in lost earnings.

It recommends that more investment is needed to help young people in deprived communities who are not in employment, education or training. It argues that helping young people gain the key skills to find work represents value for money given the measurable costs of social exclusion.

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