We can’t let our young people bear the economic brunt of COVID-19

A message from the founder of The 5% Club

After a crisis, the young often suffer unseen from any economic aftershock.

And there is growing evidence that COVID-19 is creating a perfect storm for the most fragile of our children and youth – such that any modest improvements to social mobility of the last decade will be brutally reversed.

How and why will this happen? Because the COVID-19 lockdown creates a perfect storm for young people – a legacy increasingly toxic as disadvantage increases, and one not just of a year’s duration, but – spanning early schooling right to transition-into-work – likely to need a generation to put right.

The Club has produced a short proposal We can’t let our young people bear the economic brunt of COVID-19 on what we need done. We, with other members are engaging with Government and would appreciate your support to ensure the breadth of our shared concern as employers is not under-estimated. If you support this, simply hit the button below and we will automatically record your support.

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