Youth jobs schemes 'not working'
17 August 2013 Last updated at 19:10 BST
National schemes to tackle youth unemployment are not working, the group representing English councils has said.
The LGA said the current system is over-complicated, with 35 different national schemes across 13 different age boundaries costing £15bn a year.
Research by the LGA also shows a drop of 8% in the number of young people in England who started a scheme last year compared with three years ago.
Vicki Young reports.