T hey are calling them the “lost generation” young people forced out of higher education, locked out of training courses and unable to find work. Britain’s 16-24 year olds have never had it so tough.
As the government pushes on with its austerity measures, millions of young Brits despair at their very future. With the prospect of finding work fading as millions more adults enter the job-market, facilities once seen as a life-line have been closed or seen their funding drastically cut.
The disturbances of the summer showed the entire country that young people were becoming increasingly disaffected and had the capacity to react in a variety of unexpected ways.
With crippling tuition fees a real stumbling block for many families and training courses vastly oversubscribed, what is open for young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire to?
Who will save this generation before they are truly lost and are government policies simply making it worse? The Big Story investigates a ticking time-bomb for the UK.