Youth Justice Board: Intergenerational Foundation Response

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Intergenerational Foundation
Intergenerational Foundation
Date of publication
9 September 2015
Social Policy, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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The Intergenerational Foundation (IF) worries that the cuts imposed on the Youth Justice Board (YJB) by the Chancellor are politically driven, and form part of a wider strategy to systematically withdraw funding, services and benefits from the younger generation.

The YJB reports that the Youth Justice Grant has already seen a 40% reduction in funding from 2009/10.

Add to this the withdrawal of housing benefit from the under-25s, the removal of Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMAs), the withdrawal of university maintenance grants from the poorest students, the freezing of schools’ budgets, and the removal of free school meals, and a worrying picture emerges of disadvantaged young people bearing the brunt of government cost-cutting.

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