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9 May 2016

London festival focuses on diversity in education

dentity is an increasingly important consideration for Further Education and Skills providers, a London conference will hear this week.  The Festival of Identities, which takes place at CityLit, Londonwill feature a line up of employers, learning providers and thought leaders to showcase the importance of identity in removing barriers, changing behaviours and motivating others to succeed in learning and work.

13 April 2016

A Learning and Work Agenda for the next Mayor of London

The next Mayor of London can support 300,000 new jobs, cut working poverty and boost Londoners’ skills according to a new paper published by Learning and Work Institute today.

7 April 2016

It’s never too late to ‘peake’ in a new career

86% of Brits believe it’s never too late to follow your dreams, learn new skills and even switch careers.

23 March 2016

“We care – do you?” Young adult carers call for policy changes

Despite providing more than £5 billion in unpaid care each year, more than 300,000 16-25 year old young adult carers are twice as likely to be out of education and work than their peers and nearly...Read more »

16 March 2016

Learning and Work Institute respond to Chancellor’s 2016 Budget

Chief Executive David Hughes responds to the Chancellor's 2016 budget

14 March 2016

Help to Save is the right move, but Government must tackle skills gaps to make it work

Learning and Work Institute has welcomed the Prime Minister’s idea for a Help to Save scheme but cautioned that it’s important it learns lessons from past evidence.

11 March 2016

Learning and Work response to Hazelkorn report on post-compulsory education system for Wales

Learning and Work Institute welcome the recommendations of Professor Hazelkorn's report out today. 

10 March 2016

Better local solutions to help young people get on

Better support will soon be on offer to young people struggling to get a job or an apprenticeship thanks to a new joint effort between five Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Learning and Work Institute. Learning...Read more »

8 March 2016

Young adult carers to get support to build rewarding careers

Young adult carers could benefit from improved career support, thanks to a new project from Learning and Work Institute.  The project ‘Positive Career Choices – Young Adult Carers’, which is funded by the Department...Read more »

Spring to Equalities webinars
3 March 2016

Spring to Equalities webinars

The Further, Adult, Community, Education sector (FACES) National Network of Equalities Networks (NNEN) is pleased to bring you Spring to Equalities, a series of free online training sessions to take us up to the Easter break....Read more »

3 March 2016

Learning and Work respond to Resolution Foundation report

Responding to The Resolution Foundation’s important and authoritative new report, The Road to Full Employment, which details what full employment should look like and how to achieve it, Stephen Evans, Deputy Chief Executive at Learning and...Read more »

24 February 2016

Investing in adult learning is as important as early years, says former minister

In a challenge to current accepted wisdom, the former minister for universities and science Lord David Willetts, called out “poor quality neuroscience” that has convinced policymakers that people can’t learn later in life, which contributes to...Read more »

23 February 2016

Political heavyweights debate lifelong learning

Three political heavyweights, who each made leading contributions to learning and skills policy over the past two decades, are being brought together to debate the future of lifelong learning today [Tuesday, 22 February 2016] at a special...Read more »

9 February 2016

New prison learning pilot to cut re-offending

A new approach to learning in prisons aims to reduce reoffending according to a new project between Learning and Work Institute and De Montfort University.  One in two prisoners have no qualifications at all,...Read more »

8 February 2016

Response to the Prime Minister’s prison reform speech

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement today regarding prison reform, Stephen Evans, Deputy CEO at Learning and Work Institute, said: “Almost one in two prisoners re-offend within a year of release: that is no good...Read more »

1 February 2016

Learning and Work Institute leading learner focus in skills reform programme

Learning and Work Institute are calling on employers, practitioners, learners and sector bodies to help shape national standards for adult literacy and numeracy. Building on the findings of Making English and Maths Work for All, the...Read more »

Learning and Work responds to UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015
27 January 2016

Learning and Work responds to UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) have published the results of the 2015 Employer Skills Survey which shows a 130% increase in vacancies due to skills shortages in the labour market.

19 January 2016

Learning and Work Institute calls on Government to make more coherent and joined up ESOL Policy

Learning and Work Institute today called on the government to make a more coherant joined up ESOL policy

NCVO report calls on government to consult sector earlier over welfare reforms
18 January 2016

NCVO report calls on government to consult sector earlier over welfare reforms

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), an umbrella organisation for the charity sector has published a report assessing how the sector fared as a result of the welfare reforms carried out by the coalition government. ...Read more »

Appeal to strengthen social security
18 January 2016

Appeal to strengthen social security

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee is urging the government to find a solution in its welfare safety net and prevent citizens from suffering severe poverty. According to a new report, The local welfare...Read more »

Work and Pensions Committee report into local welfare safety nets
18 January 2016

Work and Pensions Committee report into local welfare safety nets

The Work and Pensions Committee has published its report into local welfare safety nets. The report calls for both local and central government to work together to ensure that current welfare reforms and budgetary pressures are...Read more »

Regional disparities between educational achievement
18 January 2016

Regional disparities between educational achievement

A new report by the Social Market Foundation has found that school grades are significantly linked to the area students live in. The report was released to mark the launch of the SMF’s new ‘Commission on...Read more »

Learning and Work responds to parliamentary report on transgender equality
14 January 2016

Learning and Work responds to parliamentary report on transgender equality

Our response to the publication of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee's report on their inquiry into transgender equality.

New organisation will make learning and work count
11 January 2016

New organisation will make learning and work count

A new independent research, development and campaigning organisation, Learning and Work Institute, launches today, with the aim of promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.  The new organisation, which brings together the ‘National Institute of Adult...Read more »

Cameron plans to deter EU migrant workers away
8 January 2016

Cameron plans to deter EU migrant workers away

David Cameron is set on an agreement with Europe to remove the use of incentives for EU workers to come to Britain, The Telegraph writes.

New measures to increase childcare options across the country have been announced by the Minister for Education and Childcare
7 January 2016

New measures to increase childcare options across the country have been announced by the Minister for Education and Childcare

The Education and Childcare Minister Elizabeth Truss has announced that hardworking parents stand to save money in a new measure to increase childcare options across the country. 

Parliamentary review on ESA cutback
18 December 2015

Parliamentary review on ESA cutback

A review scheduled for the 8 December will take place discussing the proposed cut in Employment Support Allowance (ESA) for those in the Work Related Activity, which is most likely to affect disabled people.

16 December 2015

NIACE responds to the 16/17 Skills Funding Letter

David Hughes, NIACE Chief Executive, comments on the Skills Minister's annual funding letter to the Skills Funding Agency.

12 December 2015

DWP employment programme funding set for 80% cut

The Department for Work and Pensions has revealed this week that funding for contracted-out employment support is set to be cut by 80% following the Spending Review.  The Department has indicated that new Work and Health Programme will have funding of around £130 million a year - around 20% of the level of funding for the Work Programme and Work Choice, which it will replace

Consequences of ‘Bedroom Tax’ damaging pupil’s ability to learn
9 December 2015

Consequences of ‘Bedroom Tax’ damaging pupil’s ability to learn

A recent study by education experts at Manchester University has found that consequences resulting from the ‘Bedroom Tax’ (also known as the ‘removal of the spare room subsidy’) have had adverse impacts on children’s ability to learn; with many suffering from increased hunger, tiredness and stress.

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