As cuts to the county and national budget increase, being young in Bucks is becoming harder as the Tory years drag on.
- Under 25’s aren’t included in the living wage.
- University grants of up to £3,387 have been scrapped.
Tuition fees are no longer frozen and can rise in line with inflation.
This combined with the axe of grants are a clear ideological attack on working class prospective students.
Housing benefits for under 25s has been scrapped.
Despite under 25 year olds already accounting for one third of our homeless population, it has now become even harder for working class young people to secure housing as subsidies are cut.
Spending on sixth-forms has been cut.
By the end of this parliament, spending on sixth forms could fall by over 13%.
- Educational support grant to be cut by 75% in Bucks.
Our NHS is being destroyed.
As Jeremy Hunt continues his ghastly attack on junior doctors, the future of our NHS is becoming ever more unstable.
Widespread cuts to young mental health services.
Bucks County Council’s budget proposals include plans to stop support for young mental health services.
- Childrens services in Bucks rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2014.
- Threats to local Libraries.
Bucks County Council need to save another million pounds on libraries in the county, putting local libraries at risk of closure.
Town Centre desolation.
With widespread shop closures and cuts to activities, there is less for young people to get involved with in Bucks. The Waterside Theatre offers few events of interest to young people and requires steep ticket prices, pushing young people to venues in Oxford and London for entertainment.
The future of young people in Blue Bucks is under threat. Join Aylesbury Young Labour and join the fight.