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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Young people across the UK can now participate in the UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark ballot, the largest survey of young people in Europe. The month-long campaign will see volunteers and Members of Youth Parliament canvasing for the views of young people. The annual ballot, which has taken place since 2011, gives young people

UK Youth Parliament will launch its ballot of young people on the 1st February 2022 as part of its drive to determine the biggest issues. The nationwide ballot gives young people aged 11-18 the opportunity to shortlist the topics they feel are the most pressing issues facing young people across the UK. The month-long campaign

The British Youth Council are delighted to welcome new charities minister, Nigel Huddleston MP, who will take on responsibility for youth policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport following the departure of Baroness Barran MBE who has been in charge of the brief since November 2018 and has moved to the Department

UK Youth Parliament is working alongside Friends of the Earth to lobby politicians, calling on the government to address the climate emergency and put a stop to non-essential single-use plastics by 2025. As part of the campaign, Members of Youth Parliament have published an open letter to the Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park,