A speech today by Prime Minister David Cameron on welfare benefits has triggered concern for young people. While the proposals are vague and poorly-defined, they seem to signal an intent to reduce benefits for young people. For instance, they propose denying housing benefit to anyone under 25 – with the possible exception of care leavers [...]
Another way that young people lost out in yesterday’s spending review was the proposed abolition of education maintenance allowance (EMA).
Here’s an MP speaking out against it. Why is she worth listening to? Because Bridget Phillipson, Labour member for Houghton and Sunderland South, was part of the initial pilot for EMAs. She knows first-hand [...]