The impact of the Youth Obligation | CPAG

The impact of the Youth Obligation

Date: 
01 October 2019
Issue: 
Poverty 164 (Autumn 2019)

The Youth Obligation is the government’s flagship youth employability programme, designed to support young people aged 18 to 21 making a new universal credit claim into employment, work related training or an apprenticeship. However, research suggests that the programme can actually push the most disadvantaged young people away from the support of the welfare safety net altogether. Abigail Gill discusses these findings.

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