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Young black men are at the intersection of two characteristics that tend to disadvantage people in the labour market:Youth and BAME ethnicity.

Phase One

The unemployment rate for young black men in the UK, the great majority of whom live in London, is more than double the rate for young white men. This disparity has   persisted for years. In a bid to tackle this, Trust for London, City Bridge Trust and the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) have been working together on the Moving on Up initiative, a programme to improve employment outcomes for young black men in London. 

In Phase One of the programme, from 2015 to 2017, Moving on Up worked with a network of employment support providers to help more than 250 young black men into jobs. It aimed to do this by funding work that would improve the support offered to them and increase their pathways into employment. It also undertook policy influencing work to promote greater action to address the issue.

The lessons from Moving on Up Phase One are in the full  Evaluation Report or you can read the summary.      



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