Web links for 29th December 2010
The third annual Youth Index from the Prince's Trust finds that 48 per cent of young people not in work claim that unemployment has caused such problems as self harm and insomnia. The Index is at its lowest level, "with the most significant decline around young people's emotional health. It also shows how those who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) are significantly less happy across all areas of their lives."
A new report from the Resolution Foundation says that the cuts in childcare support through the tax credit system will costs 450,000 families an average of £436 next year. The report includes a breakdown by local authority.