“You’re less likely to get a job if you’re 16 or 17 than you are if you’re 50.”

 Fiona Blacke, CEO of the National Youth Agency, has responded to newly announced Government measures to support older people in work, which they say could boost the economy by billions.

Talking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain she said, “I have no objection to older people carrying on working. I think the issue is that if government are going to put investment into schemes for employability then it should be for young people.

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