AGM October 2018 Minutes

Michael Tomlinson MP opened the AGM at 3pm on the 22nd October 2018

  1. Welcome and Introductions – Michael Tomlinson MP, APPG for Youth Employment Chair
    • In attendance:  Jeremy Lefoy MP and Ben Bradley MP
    • Apologies were noted from: Ian Austin MP, Chris Green MP, Rachel McLean MP and Baroness Bertin.
  2. Overview of the work and impact of the APPG for Youth Employment to date – Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of Youth Employment UK, APPG for Youth Employment Secretariat
    • Over 40 different organisations have submitted evidence to the inquiries and more than 150 different people including over 50 young people have attended the meetings held alongside the inquiries.
    • Series 1 – Youth Unemployment dataSeries 2 – Transition between education and employment, report received by Damian Hinds MP
    • Series 3 – Barriers young people face who are furthest from the labour market, report received by Anne Milton MP
    • Series 4 – The role of the family in social mobility, Nadhim Zahawi MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families has been invited to receive the report at the December meeting.
  3. Finance Report – Laura-Jane Rawlings
    • The finance report was presented and signed by Michael Tomlinson MP
  4. Appointment of Chair – Michael Tomlinson MP
    • Michael Tomlinson MP was re-elected as Chair
  5. Appointment of Officers – Michael Tomlinson MP
    • Ian Austin MP – elected officer
      Chris Green MP – elected officer
      Rachel Maclean MP – elected officer
      Baroness Bertin – elected officer
      Ben Bradley MP – elected officer
  6. Appointment of Secretariat – Michael Tomlinson MP
    • Youth Employment UK re-elected as the Secretariat for the APPG for Youth Employment
  7. Review of meetings in the year ahead – Laura-Jane Rawlings
    • Series 4 – Role of the family in social mobility – 22nd October and 10th December 2018
    • Series 5 – Youth Friendly Employers – 21st January, 18th February, 15th April 2018, meetings held 3pm – 4pm.
  8. AOB – Michael Tomlinson MP
    • No other business was recorded

 

 

 

New Inquiry – The role of the family in supporting young people into employment

The APPG for Youth Employment is delighted to announce that it has scheduled its next inquiry.

Starting in September the APPG for Youth Employment will look at how the family matters in supporting young people into employment. There will be a particular focus on what services and systems are required to support young people in the absence of  family or family resources.

Dr Emily Rainsford of Newcastle University will lead the 1st inquiry meeting, presenting her work from the Cupesse Research on The Role of the Family in Social Mobility.

Organisations are now invited to make contact with Youth Employment UK, the Secretariat for the APPG for Youth Employment should they wish to present evidence at the meeting in October. Please contact info@youthemployment.org.uk

Organisations will also be able to submit written evidence to the inquiry from July 1st 2018. Please see the APPG for Youth Employment website for further information.

APPG for Youth Employment to support hospitality commission

UKHospitality, the newly created body from the merger of the ALMR and the British Hospitality Association, is looking to engage with businesses, employees and wider stakeholders in the hospitality sector on the future of the sector’s workforce.

Michael Tomlinson MP Chair of the APPG for Youth Employment is leading the session on the 12th June.

The UKHospitality Workplace Commission 2030 aims to promote cross-departmental understanding of the importance and potential of the hospitality industry. The Commission will be holding a number of evidence sessions focusing on: promoting careers and improving retention in the industry; education and skills; and diversity of the workforce; and will publish a report including recommendations to government and the industry in the summer.

This is a timely opportunity to feed into UKHospitality’s work to promote the growth of the UK’s vibrant and innovative hospitality sector. We support businesses from all aspects of hospitality; coffee shops, hotels, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, contract caterers and visitor attractions.

As we set our focus for the coming months ahead we would be grateful if you could respond to our call for evidence. Whether you are an employer or a stakeholder in the sector, UKHospitality would love to hear your views. We are seeking responses to a range of topics, including on skills, immigration and promoting hospitality as a career. You can respond to all or part of the call for evidence. The deadline for responding is 11th May 2018.

Minister Anne Milton received evidence from the APPG for Youth Employment inquiry

Minister Anne Milton attend the final meeting of the the third inquiry led by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Employment on supporting young people furthest from the labour market.IMG_20171218_195343

The inquiry received 15 submissions and heard evidence from Mark Pike of Develop EBP, Leanora Volpe of Leonard Cheshire and culminated in young people posing questions to Anne Milton, Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships.

You can download the full inquiry here.

The APPG during the election period

 

During the dissolution period from 3 May 2017 to 8 June 2017,  the All-Party Parliamentary Groups will not be active. Parliamentary rules prohibit groups from making public comment, holding events, undertaking research or issuing communications, or allowing others to do so in their name.

During this period of dissolution there are no Members of Parliament and the group has no status as an All-Party Parliamentary Group.

After the 8th of June Youth Employment UK the secretariat for the APPG for Youth Employment will provide further information.

Pathways from Education to Employment – APPG Series 2 Report

From Education to Employment

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Employment are delighted to present our series 2 report: Inquiry in to Pathways from education to employment.

The series ran through January to March 2017.

THE MEETINGS:

As part of the first meeting Youth Employment UK Ambassadors were asked to share their experiences from the education system, you can read our ambassador write up here.

The second meeting drew presentations from Tim Dibb from The Department of Work and Pensions and Richard Beard from Talent Match Black Country accompanied by two young people who had been supported through the programme.

The third, and final meeting of the series welcomed Damian Hinds, Minister for Employment who answered questions from our youth audience, shared the work his department is doing and received a copy of this report.

THE FINDINGS:

14 submissions were received for this report sharing a breadth of topics, expertise and insights. Several key themes came through including; consistency and quality careers advice, work experience, networking and information and updating the provision, information and skills given to our schools.

Youth Employment Pathways from Education to Employment Report – Youth Employment APPG

 

APPG for Youth Employment launches report following inquiry into youth employment data

Press Releasemichael-tomlinson

 

The All-Party Parliamentary Group which is chaired by Michael Tomlinson MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole launched an inquiry in October 2016 into the use of youth employment data. The inquiry sought to understand how youth unemployment data is used, how effective it is and if/how it can be made more meaningful.

 Michael Tomlinson MP said “I am very pleased with the work that the APPG has undertaken this quarter, holding a number of well-attended meetings on a variety of issues relating to the opportunities and challenges around the documenting of youth employment and how it helps us get more young people into work.

I personally believe that gainful employment and the skills that come with that has a powerful role in improving social mobility for the most disadvantaged people in our most deprived communities, something that has become clear in evidence we have heard from groups like City Year UK and Centrepoint.”

The inquiry received a number of submissions from organisations such as Movement to Work, Centrepoint Rathbone and Young Womens Trust.

The report which is available in full on the APPG for Youth Employment website and through Youth Employment UK identified that:

Where there is good data about young people targeted support can be put in place.  Organisations that support young people use the national statistical data to design and target services for young people. However the data that is available does not provide a useful enough breakdown at a local level or for groups of young people.

The report puts forward the following recommendations:

  • Production and publication of the youth employment data at a more granular level, parliamentary
  • constituency or local authority area
  • More detailed breakdown of the youth employment categories to separate out young people in
  • education, apprenticeships, in employment, receiving support, care leavers, homelessness.
  • Inclusion of ethnography data within the NEET and economically inactive statistical breakdowns.
  • Presentation of data in a more visual form to allow access to non-data/analytical users

Download the full report here – youth-employment-data-enquiry-report-youth-employment-appg

Ends

For more information please contact Youth Employment UK CIC by email – info@yeuk.org.uk

Series 2 – January Meeting

In 2016/17 the APPG for Youth Employment will look closely at three topics that impact on youth employment.

Series 2 begins in January with a focus on – Education into Employment – 18th January 4.00pm – 5.00pm

For each topic the APPG will hold a series of meetings where in the first meeting an external expert will be asked to give evidence on that topic, at the 2nd meeting MP’s and organisations from constituencies around the UK will be invited to give evidence and at the 3rd meeting the relevant Minister will be invited to attend and present.

During each series an inquiry will be launched inviting organisations to respond to questions relating to that topic. The responses will be gathered and presented to the relevant Minister/and or colleagues from the department and published at the end of each series.

DATE AND TIME

Wed 18 January 2017

16:00 – 17:00 GMT

LOCATION

Houses of Parliament, Committee Room 19, London, SW1A 2PW

Please Note:

  • Organisations attending are invited to bring a young person with them to the meeting.
  • You should aim to arrive 30 minutes in advance of the meeting to clear through security.
  • sometimes the room allocation can change with limited notice. Please check www.yeuk.org.uk on the day of the event for any room changes.