Youth Affairs APPG’s Economic Impact Inquiry Opens Call for Evidence

Published: 02.09.20
Categories: Uncategorised

Today, Wednesday the 2nd of September 2020, the APPG for Youth Affairs has opened a call for evidence in its latest inquiry. The APPG is asking organisations and individuals to submit evidence on the topic of “The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Young People.”

The APPG would like to know the following:

  • What is your analysis of the immediate economic impacts of COVID-19 on young people?
  • How do you see the future employment and financial health of the country impacting in general, and specifically how these impacts will affect young people?
  • What do young people tell you are their biggest concerns related to COVID-19 and the aftermath of COVID-19?
  • How do you see COVID-19 (and aftermath) impacting specifically on young people’s ability to afford basic needs such as bills, rent, or getting on the property ladder for the first time?
  • How do you see COVID-19 (and aftermath) impacting specifically on young people’s ability to find and sustain employment?
  • What is your analysis of the long term concerns that could be felt because of these pressures?
  • What do you think the impact will be of the measure the Government has announced to support young people into employment e.g. the Kickstart scheme?
  • What more can the Government do to support young people specifically?

Submissions are open from today until the 17th of September. For any questions about the inquiry or to submit evidence please email our joint secretariat, the YMCA and the British Youth Council, at

Following this closing date, the APPG will host further oral evidence sessions.


  • Some thigs more than others may be hard to do during the COVID pandemic same as after it is all over with.. Especially young people trying to find jobs due to most jobs being lost because of this COVID. So even with the kickstart scheme it still may be hard to achieve a job role with most jobs being lost. The housing issue for young people may be a little ough during this due to social distancing and meeting with the people to view the property. After the pandemic it could possible be a little easier to view and own their own property due to socialising being aloud.

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