A Plan to Reshape our Economy: Pledge #4

22 October 2020


Nationally, there was a record decrease in unemployment for younger people. Within York & North Yorkshire, the level of people registered on the alternative claimant count* increased across all age groups, but particularly younger people, with 16 to 19 year olds increasing by 149% between February and May, whilst the largest increase (227%) was seen in 20-24 year olds. The majority of young people now face an uncertain entry into the world of work.

*alternative claimant count refers to:  jobseeker’s allowance, universal credit and other Additional claimants

Our Pledge:

Young People and those furthest from the labour market are not left behind.

Our Actions:

  • Ensure local businesses and young people can access and benefit from the Government job creation schemes
  • Provision of information advice and guidance for Young People
  • Targeted campaigns to people and businesses to promote T levels, apprenticeships and vocational training.



Support for those disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID 19.


Pledge stories:

Work to deliver this pledge has already begun. In their response to the pandemic, investment decisions and plans for the future, places, businesses, and organisations across the region are already reshaping towards a greener, fairer, stronger future. Check out the case studies below and on our website.

University boosts graduation bursary to support care experienced students through COVID 19

Your Consortium works with projects to deliver support to young people and those furthest from the workplace through COVID 19.

Ilke Homes supports Harrogate High School and Careers Leaders

Richmondshire Council receives funding for community projects


A Plan to Reshape our Economy

Following on from our vision launch for a greener, fairer, stronger economic recovery for YNY, the LEP has worked with all LAs and partner organisations region-wide to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Read the full Plan to Reshape our Economy here.

Impact of the plan on reshaping the economy will be measured by successful delivery against the 10 pledges. Read the pledge stories on our news page here.


Join us on Friday 6 November for our annual conference.

Held online for the first time, the conference will focus on a Greener, Fairer, Stronger vision for reshaping the York & North Yorkshire economy and how we can work together to achieve this. 

Register here: https://ynylepannualconference2020.register-me.uk/

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