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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The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee will question experts and politicians about the cost of living’s impact on their peer’s health and wellbeing. The new committee of twelve young people aged between 13 and 18, will embark on the eigh-month inquiry in the summer of 2023.  Almost half a million young people declared health

As May’s local elections fast approach, young people and campaigners are calling for an end to the voting postcode lottery in the UK.  Currently, the voting age is 16 for local elections in Scotland and Wales, but 18 for England and Northern Ireland. This means that over 1.5million 16-and-17-year-olds in the UK do not have

The British Youth Council is alarmed and concerned by the findings of Baroness Casey’s report on the Metropolitan Police. The report’s conclusions reiterate many of the issues young people in the youth voice movement have been highlighting for some time, including the issues of anti-black police brutality and racism.  The national youth council is distressed

The British Youth Council has expressed concern about the government’s approach to immigration into the country, and has particular concerns about the implementation of the Illegal Migration Bill. The national youth council of the UK, which empowers young people to create social and political change, reiterated its calls for the government to change course. The