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This generation seems to have an issue that previous ones never really struggled with – easily accessible housing. With huge deposits required for mortgages and such a high demand for housing, many people are either stuck in the renting cycle or on an endless waiting list for a council-owned property. The Guardian recently reported that we are in the midst of a housing crisis and that we are only building half the amount of homes we need:...

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There’s been a lot of focus on apprenticeships recently – especially as a viable alternative to a university education. But in order to make apprenticeship schemes appealing, should we be paying them more? Should the government increase its subsidy? A strong trade/manufacturing aspect is part of Britain’s history, so should we pay more money for our apprentices given that they are likely to pay the country back ten-fold with their skills? 

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REVISED VERSION: There should be a guaranteed minimum wage that provides for a reasonable standard of living. This minimum wage should be linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). THE OLD VERSION: In the big benefits debate, a common argument for people staying within the benefit system is that minimum wage jobs simply don’t pay enough. Should we raise the minimum wage so that working is much more appealing than the benefits system? At present, with the low minimum wage and...

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