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UK developing youth underclass, says Prince's Trust

Statistics gathered after a survey by the Prince's Trust of more than 2,300 people aged 16-24 suggested those from deprived backgrounds were three times more likely to say they will "end up on benefits". Calls to end "aspiration gap".

Radical action can help get UK's youth working

It could only happen in China. Five years ago, in a scheme marshalled by the Shanghai authorities, thousands of 17 to 22-year olds were assessed for their intelligence and skills. 

Sixteen is old enough to vote

A recent Bitish Youth Council survey reveals the most important issues for young people ahead of the General Election.