Compulsory zero wage youth #workfare conscription set to be expanded

The Conservative 2017 manifesto flags up the high probability* that the
Youth Obligation Benefit Scheme, that includes compulsory zero wage Work Experience, Traineeships & the Sector Based Work Academy, will be expanded to include youth up to age 24, from it’s current 18 to 21. This could also mean cuts on automatic entitlement to housing costs/benefit could increase to age 24 from 21.

“More people in work

We will also provide targeted support for young people between the ages of 18 and 24 so that everyone, no matter; what their start in life, is given the very best chance of getting into work”
Source: Conservative manifesto. 18/05/17

*Assuming the Tory administration remains in power after June 8th 2017.

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