Over half a million NEET young people in the UK is both a huge waste of human potential and hugely damaging to our economy. That’s why Impetus is committed working in partnership to understand the challenge and support solutions that have real impact.
Steve Haines, Director of Public Affairs, Impetus
As well as working closely with our partner charities to support young people into sustainable employment, we fund research that offers fresh insight into the relationship between the likelihood of becoming NEET and disadvantage, and take these lessons to policy makers.
Impetus is a founding co-chair of the Youth Employment Group (YEG) alongside The Prince’s Trust, Institute for Employment Studies, Learning and Work Institute, Youth Employment UK, and Youth Futures Foundation. Mobilised during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the long term scarring effects on youth employment, there are now 300 member organisations, from charities to local authorities to employers. The YEG is now focused on the short and long-term policies to address the structural barriers to the labour market for young people and protect young people against future economic shocks.