Not neat to be a neet?

BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Neets ‘should not get benefits’

MPs are suggesting adopting a system use in Holland reduce the number of 16 to 25-year-olds not in education, employment or training, known as Neets.

They said the Dutch equivalent of jobseeker’s allowance was dependent on being in work, education or training.

At the end of 2009, nearly 15% of 16 to 24-year-olds were classed as Neets.

And 9.3% of the youngsters classified as Neet at the end of 2009 were aged 16 to 18.

And the government looks set to miss its target to reduce that figure to an average of 7.6% for a whole of 2010.

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