Neil Darby

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Archive for the ‘Youth’ Category

Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 4,290 people in Preston getting a vital start in life. Cllr Neil Darby said apprenticeships offered by local companies performed a crucial role in the local economy. The Ingol councillor said: “Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring […]

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Liberal Youth welcomes the news that UCAS is reporting an increase in university applications, and especially welcomes the continuing trend of young people from poorer background going to university more. With people from disadvantaged backgrounds being 80% more likely to attend a higher education institution this is a major step in creating a fairer and […]

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Gordon Birtwistle MP introduced a Ten-Minute Rule Bill on the issue last year and is hoping to secure a backbench debate in Parliament shortly. Commenting on the report, Gordon Birtwistle said: “To build a stronger economy and a fairer society, we need to give young people the skills and advice to get on in life […]

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More Pupil Premium money for our schools

by neildarby on 14 December, 2011

Next year, more than half a million additional children will qualify for the Pupil Premium. In Preston 3,230 are expected to be eligible, meaning that our schools are set to benefit from an extra £1,935,000 to support disadvantaged pupils. The Pupil Premium will be extending its reach to cover any child that has been registered […]

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Tackling Youth Unemployment in Preston

by neildarby on 25 November, 2011

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has announced a £1 billion pound Youth Contract to tackle youth unemployment, which aims to ensure that all jobless young people are earning or learning again before long-term damage is done. In Preston, 1,045 18-24 year olds are currently in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance and would […]

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