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Working the Future blog: our latest insights and future of work sensemaking

Young people in UK having to refuse jobs due to high costs

2024-01-30 12:04

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Young people in UK having to refuse jobs due to high costs

Read why one in 10 young people have had had to turn down a job because of costs.

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Unemployed young people are having to turn down jobs because they cannot afford associated costs such as clothes and transport, a Prince’s Trust study has found. The rising cost of living for young people was “threatening the aspirations of an entire generation”.

 

The trust’s annual NatWest Youth Index 2024 found that a third of those aged 16 to 25 said they could not afford to get the qualifications they needed for the job they wanted. One in 10 have had to turn down a job because of costs.

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