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Youth jobs schemes 'not working'

17 August 2013 Last updated at 19:10 BST

National schemes to tackle youth unemployment are not working, the group representing English councils has said.

The LGA said the current system is over-complicated, with 35 different national schemes across 13 different age boundaries costing £15bn a year.

Research by the LGA also shows a drop of 8% in the number of young people in England who started a scheme last year compared with three years ago.

Vicki Young reports.