NIACE has responded to the publication of the House of Common’s Work and Pension Committee’s report into Welfare to Work.
UK think tank Policy Exchange has published a new report - “Higher, Further, Faster, More: Improving higher level professional and technical education” – which looks at how UK public spending has fixated too much on Higher Education to the detriment of Further Education.
Inclusion has today welcomed the publication of the latest Work and Pensions Committee report into welfare to work.
The fifth edition of the Trust for London’s ‘London’s Poverty Profile’ provided by the New Policy Institute has investigated income, inequality, housing, work and education in the capital.
UK charity Go.On UK reveals in latest research that over 12 million people and a million small businesses in the UK do not have the skills to prosper in the digital era.
A brand new app to inspire and help young adult care leavers to find learning and work has been launched today by NIACE, to mark National Care Leavers’ Week (21 – 28 October).
A new report from Policy Exchange makes a convincing case for redeployment of increasingly scarce public resource for education and training.
To provide better support for young adult carers, NIACE has worked with a number of partners and young adult carers to develop and pilot tailored resources and approaches to careers guidance.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), which represents the interests of a range of organisations delivering vocational learning and employment and employability support within the United Kingdom, have released their findings after a consultation on the National Living Wage.
In recent years, there has been a growing practise of the outsourcing of public service delivery within the UK, primarily within the welfare to work sector, with the overall aim of securing increased efficiencies for the taxpayer.
New statistics show that over the last 4 years entrepreneurial benefit claimants have set up 70 businesses on average every working day across Great Britain.
Guest blog by Steve Hawkins, CEO at Pluss. Credit to the Government for being so clear. They want to halve the disability employment gap. That’s the difference between the percentage of people with disabilities who are in work and that of the working age population as a whole.
New findings published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) have revealed the ‘graduate premium’ - the difference between the earnings of graduates and non-graduates in England.
New resources will be launched today at the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Staff Support Programme (ASSP/TSSP) Dissemination Conference - ‘Developing Staff to Achieve the Best Outcome for Learners’.
NIACE, in partnership with the AoC, are hosting fringe events at both the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences.
New findings from leading think tank – Institute for Fiscal Studies, show that 64% of individuals in the UK pay more taxes than they receive in social security in a single year.
Following a Government commissioned report, RAND Europe recommended the Government pilot a number of support interventions in order to improve the employment and health support available for those with common mental health conditions within the UK.
Companies who offer unofficial training courses and pass them off as apprenticeships are being outlawed under the government’s plans to enhance apprenticeship recognition within the UK - set to commence from this week.
Making the case for better literacy skills to remain a priority across Europe, NIACE Learner Ambassador Sam Riley, is addressed the European Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, in Brussels this week.
The Schools Minister Nick Gibb has proposed plans to allow the parents of children born in summer, April 1st to August 31st, to delay their start date for primary school by a year, in order tackle the educational gap between children born in the summer and their classmates.
Inclusion and NIACE have released a joint Spending Review Representation, which calls upon the Government to commit to a clear strategy of investment in lifelong learning, skills and employment support. The Spending Review Representation outlines a framework of policy suggestions for the government, which would maximise the impact of public investment and encourage greater levels of individual and employer investment leading to three key outcomes; supporting those with the least ability to pay and/or who have the greatest need, ensure that the widest possible numbers can benefit from support and learning, and finally deliver greater efficiencies and effectiveness within learning and support delivery.
The Justice Secretary, Michael Gove has unveiled a review of the provision of education in prisons in England and Wales, which shall be led by Dame Sally Coates, Director of Academies South for United Learning.
As UK National Coordinator for the European Agenda for Adult Learning Learning, NIACE is hosting an international conference to look at the impact of adult learning.
NIACE and Inclusion publish Spending Review proposals to improve learning, skills and employment.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released statistics which show that, between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,380 people died after their Work Capability Assessment (WCA) had found them fit for work.
A report from Lancaster University Management School has shown that university drop-out rates fell shortly after tuition fees were increased.
David Cameron has announced that employers who fail to comply with the new national living wage will face fines or will be considered for disqualification from being a company director for 15 years. Mr Cameron said that the new pay policy would only work if “properly enforced” and that that the government would be funding a new unit at HM Revenue & Customs that will put pressure on firms who avoid agreeing with this.
To support better outcomes for care leavers, 40% of whom are not in education, employment or training compared to just 15% of their peers, NIACE has published a guide for further education colleges and other learning providers.