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Unemployment: Angus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 107808, tabled on 16 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to tackle youth unemployment in Angus constituency.

Answered on

25 October 2017

The number of young unemployed claimants is continuing to fall. The proportion of young people (aged 16-24) who are unemployed and not in full time education is at a new record low of 4.8% and the youth claimant count in Angus has fallen by 40% since 2010.

As planned, we have also introduced the Youth Obligation to provide intensive support for 18-21 year olds making a new claim to Universal Credit full service from April 2017. We are rolling out the Youth Obligation in line with the roll-out schedule for Universal Credit full service across Scotland, therefore, young claimants in Angus will start receiving more intensive support from the Youth Obligation from November 2017.