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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Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK gathered in Leeds to refine its campaign for universal free school meals. Over the weekend, members decided holiday hunger, quality of food, standardisation, financing and funding and additional pricing would be centered in the ‘Food for Learning’ Bill which will be drafted over the summer.  The new

Young people from the British youth Council board sit round a table at an event. Above them read the words "join our board"

The British Youth Council is looking for young people aged 16-25 to join its Board! If you’re inspired at the thought of helping to implement our vision of a world where all young people are respected and able to influence and inform decisions…then this might be the opportunity for you.  As the national youth council

The APPG on Youth Affairs panel speak at the launch event, July 2023

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs has concluded its inquiry into youth employment with revealing results: four in ten young people said they feel worried about the future of work. An uncertain landscape, which includes issues such as a complex, rapidly changing workplace, advancements in Artificial Intelligence and a lack of sufficient

The British Youth Council has announced it will campaign to encourage young people to register to vote and turn out in large numbers at the next General Election.  The new campaign called ‘Let’s Get Loud’ has been developed by young people for young people in partnership with the Body Shop.  Let’s Get Loud is part