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28/02/2020

London Councils: Fixing the skills and employment system for young Londoners

London Councils’ and Impetus’ report, The Employment Gap in London, delves into data on school performance and the transition into further study or employment for thousands of young Londoners, giving the clearest picture yet of the strengths and weaknesses in the system and the complexity and different outcomes between local areas. The urgent issues raised in the The Employment Gap in London have prompted London Councils to make five recommendations for improving London’s skills and employment system.

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24/02/2020

Key findings from 'Youth Jobs Gap: The Employment Gap in London'

The eighth report in our Youth Jobs Gap series, this one focused on London, finds that the rate of young Londonders out of education, employment and training is consistently higher than the national average. But it's not all bad news: young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London are more than twice as likely to go onto higher education than their peers in other regions.

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25/10/2019

Most young people out of work are stuck for the long-term

At the Conservative Party Conference, Impetus held a panel event with the Centre for Social Justice, "The Forgotten Few: why are 1.3 million people still unemployed?" Our Director of Public Affairs, Dr Maria Neophytou, discusses her remarks about the 800,000 young people not in education, employment or training, including the 75% who have been NEET more than 12 months.

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22/05/2019

Youth Jobs Gap webinar: Establishing the Employment Gap

In this blog and webinar, Sam Windett, Impetus' Director of Policy, talks through the 1st report in the Youth Jobs Gap series.

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24/04/2019

Youth Jobs Gap: How early disadvantage impacts youth employment outcomes

The new report 'Youth Jobs Gap: Establishing the Employment Gap', is the first in the Youth Jobs Gap series. This new NIESR and Impetus report reveals that disadvantaged young people are 50% more likely to be NEET (not in education, employment and training) than better-off peers, irrespective of their qualifications.

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05/03/2019

New name, same focus on impact

Today, we've shortened our name to simply ‘Impetus’. The new name reflects where we are now in our journey, and it'll stand us in good stead for future years. Impetus Chair Hanneke Smits reflects on our history.

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