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Inside the Youth Contract scheme

The government has announced the creation of a new Youth Contract in a bid to help the more than one million young people under the age of 25 are not in employment, education or training, the so-called Neets.

The scheme offers a financial incentive to employers to take on young people, as well as additional help for those seeking work. This morning, the all-party Work and Pensions Select Committee warned that the contract, though welcome, will not alone be enough to deal with the scale of youth unemployment.

What do young people themselves make of it? The World At One's Michael Buchanan has met some of those taking part.

  • 19 Sep 2012