Young people ditching ambitions over UK cost of living crisis, research finds

Survey of 18- to 24-year-olds for Prince’s Trust found two-thirds had lowered their career expectations

Young people are abandoning their dreams and ambitions because of the cost of living crisis and mental health concerns, new research has found.

Harbouring hopes for an enjoyable career that makes them financially secure seems unimaginable and too risky, with young people saying they are only able to plan for the short term: half of those surveyed said they were not able to think beyond the next six months.

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