Taxpayer funded employment schemes "should be for young people", as they need more help and the cost of youth unemployment to the economy is "something like £15bn", the head of the National Youth Agency said.
Chief Executive Fiona Blacke told Good Morning Britain "the economic argument" was stronger for focusing Government resources on combating youth unemployment than it was on supporting over 55s already in work.
More top news
European Council President, Donald Tusk, says Theresa May's settled status offer to EU citizens in the UK risks making things worse.
Cladding panels on three Plymouth tower blocks to be removed "as soon as possible" after tests show they have the worst fire safety rating.
An unsettled weekend in store for many.