The Youth Select Committee have launched their report investigating the cost of living’s impact on young people’s health and wellbeing.

key findings and recommendations include:

  • Many young people feel excluded from the policy-making processes that directly have an impact on their lives
  • The high cost of living is negatively affecting young people’s ability to secure stable jobs, with lower wages preventing young people from applying to certain roles.
  • The current eligibility criteria for free school meals does not capture all of those in need, instead resulting in a “postcode lottery”.
  • British Youth Council | Youth Select Committee (