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EACEA National Policies Platform


1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 12 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 13/08/2020 - 11:40

Following the general election on December 12th 2019 that resulted in a Johnson-led Conservative majority government, some changes to governance are currently in process. For example, Michael Gove announced an ambitious plan for structural civil service reform as discussed in Section 1.6:

“The second Rooseveltian challenge is to change how Government itself works, to reorganise its institutions to become better at reform. The need for reform in so many areas is obvious. And this Government is determined to deliver it in a way that is consistent with our moral values.”

This reform will likely affect the approach to youth policy in the UK.