Lower The Working Age To 16

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Hey there reader. What I am trying to achieve today is to lower the working age in the UK. The reason I am trying to achieve this is due to the lack of attention shown to younger people in the workplace. My main motive of this is to lower the amount of illegal activity in the young adult age category (16-18). This could even lower the crime rate of people older but the main focus is on 16-18 year olds. I am aware that it is UK law to be in education until the age of 18 but it’s time to stop living in a dream world and face reality. College or sixth form doesn’t work for everyone and there is a huge portion of people that are not part of anything and instead they sit at home or turn to crime; drug dealing, vehicle theft, gang violence and much, much more! Yes you can get work at 16 or 17 but it is very difficult. It is far easier to go out and sell drugs or other illegal products. I have done a lot of research into the problem and it steams from the lack of employment for their age. Yes you can work at 16 and 17 but for very little money and the youth of today finds it much more attractive to go and sell drugs for 2 hours and get paid the same amount as someone who goes out and works for 8 hours a day. The biggest kicker by far is insurance for jobs. Whether it be vehicle or health insurance. You can’t find work. Frankly it’s disgusting the way that the government discards young people’s ability to work the same as a adult. So please, help me reach my goal and get this petition to parliament by signing, it’s free and can help your children and there kids for generations to come. Thank you for reading and please share this via social media if you have the time. I have many more plans to help bring equally to the young people of this country in the future but let’s take it one step at a time. After all the kids of today are the adults of the future.