Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is launching a new scheme which will encourage teenagers to find work and training opportunities.
The scheme, called Pay-per-Neet, will invite companies all over the country to bid for a ‘payment-by-results’ scheme. The aim is to get unemployed teenagers into employment and away from their TVs.
It’s aimed mainly at 16-17 year olds who are out of work and have little education behind them.
The scheme will offer a number of contracts, worth up to £2200, and will encourage employers to hire a teenager to work for up to 12 months.