The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

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Make Your Mark, the UK’s largest youth vote, launches on 29th January 2024 as part of UK Youth Parliament’s drive to determine the biggest issues. 11-18 year olds in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will have the opportunity to shortlist the topics they feel are of the most pressing concern to young people across

UK Youth Parliament has chosen to focus on finance and funding of free school mealsfor the remainder of its ‘Food for Learning’ campaign. The topic has been declared following the UK Youth Parliament’s twelfth sitting in the House of Commons Chamber on Friday 17th November 2023.  The sessions were chaired by Speaker of the House

On Friday 17th November, UK Youth Parliament will debate universal free school meals and food security for young people as part of their campaign, ‘Food for Learning’. More than 200 Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK will participate in the House of Commons debate, which forms part of their proposed solutions to extending

The British Youth Council is delighted to welcome new guidance from the government to local authorities on supporting young people in their local areas. The new guidance, which has been issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is set to ensure young people have the services and activities they need in their