Generational progress in the UK is grinding to a halt, with a lack of work experience and connections key barriers preventing young people from entering good jobs, as well as a lack of training, says a report from the Institute of Employment Studies (IES). Difficulties travelling outside local areas, and the competitive jobs market were raised as barriers to entering secure work, with the pandemic highlighted as having had “a seismic impact on young people’s education and employment,” says the IES’ report with progressive thinktank, the Institute for Public Policy Research...

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