Prime Minister visits Birmingham today as Government launches £90 million programme to tackle youth unemployment

The Prime Minister was due in Birmingham on Monday – as plans for a major £90 million programme to tackle youth unemployment are announced.

Theresa May was due to visit a youth employment charity, which has helped thousands of young people find work since 2010.

She will speak to young people about the barriers they have experienced in finding work and will meet young people who have successfully completed training and gone into full-time work.

The visit coincides with the launch of a project to address ethnic disparities in youth unemployment and to help disadvantaged young people get into work.

The Prime Minister said: “Youth unemployment blights communities and wastes talent and potential.

“Too many young people from deprived and ethnic minority backgrounds face barriers preventing them from entering the world of work.

“Talent, ability and hard work should be the only factors affecting a young person’s ability to get on in life – not their background or ethnicity.

“The launch of this ambitious programme, which has young people at its heart and draws…

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