Articles by 99percent blog
The 99% Campaign is a youth-led initiative that aims to dispel negative stereotypes of young people, and promote their involvement in decision-making processes and civic life. The campaign is hosted by Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS).
2012 Autumn Statement: young and unemployed still left in the cold
As George Osborne and the sniggering millionaires of the Coalition front bench delivered their autumn statement last Wednesday, it was impossible not to feel a sense of déjà vu. Here we are again, with the chancellor admitting that he had failed to meet the deficit target, failed to meet the debt target and failed to restore […]
Freezing minimum wage, leaving youth in the cold
“I personally don’t understand how the government thinks paying youths only £3.68 per hour is reasonable, let alone freezing it again for a second year at this decumbent rate.” Aaron Parmar, writing for the 99% campaign blog, questions the government’s policy on the youth minimum wage.