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Comment: Chancellor’s summer economic update

Commenting on the Chancellor’s summer economic update Jenny Coles, ADCS President, said:

“The Chancellor used his statement to set out a new three-point plan to support, create and protect jobs to help the UK recover from the coronavirus pandemic. This includes measures aimed at helping young people into jobs and funding for apprenticeships and careers advice. The focus on creating opportunities for young people is welcome particularly as forecasts suggests they will be hit hardest by an expected recession. If these apprenticeships are to meet the needs of our young people and make a real and lasting difference to their future outcomes they will need to be good quality. ADCS is clear this is not job done for children and young people. Beyond creating jobs, we want to see bold action from government to support and protect children, families and the services they rely on, helping them to recover from the impacts of Covid-19 as well as long term strategies to address the stark inequalities laid bare by the virus. Without this, children are in real danger of becoming the long term victims of the pandemic.”


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