Young Britons have been hit hard. We owe them a future they can believe in | Will Hutton

Any post-coronavirus economy must ensure that there is no disadvantage to being under 35 It’s time the young got a break. Already, those who left education to enter the workforce after the financial crisis of 2008 have had their lives scarred. If you get unlucky and enter work in bad economic times, it will shadow your entire life. Thus the 2008-11 “crisis cohort” , as the Resolution Foundation calls them, have suffered measurably lower wages, fewer career opportunities and more insecure work than their predecessors. And now Covid-19 is creating a “super-crisis cohort” about to experience the same effect, only worse. Unless government, business and society collectively act, what lies ahead will be unfairness heaped upon unfairness. Continue reading...