Pupils 'expect' life on benefits

One in six young people in the North East "expects to end up on benefits", according to a new report by the Prince's Trust. Among UK school leavers with poor exam results, the number rises to one in three.

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More than one in six young people living in the North East expect to end up on benefits. The research, published by The Prince's Trust, also found 40 per cent of young people here did not achieve five GCSEs graded A star to C last year.

With this year's results just days away, the youth charity is calling for more vocational support for school leavers who may be struggling.

Claire Montgomery reports.

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