NIACE will be exploring how to make digital learning more accessible to benefit both individuals and the economy, by chairing a panel discussion at the EPALE UK Digital Skills Conference on 30 November.
A new report from the Higher Education Policy Institute today, sponsored by the Open University and capturing the voices of HE experts, outlines the catastrophic decline in part-time HE and sets out ways to address it.
After the Government’s tax credit reforms suffered defeat in the House of Lords this week, the Chancellor is expected to soon outline his plans to meet the requirement to “mitigate for at least the next three years their [tax credit reforms] effect on the poorest families” when he makes his autumn statement in late November.
The leading children’s charity 4Children has warned that government funding cuts to children’s centres are putting essential services to hundreds of thousands of families at risk. 4Children’s annual ‘Children’s Centre Census’, whose findings were based on the responses of 400 centre managers accounting for over 1,000 Children’s Centres, found that over two thirds (68 percent) have had their funding cut in the past financial year.
Nesta have relaunched an updated version of their “Living Map of Job Innovators”, a guide to innovative job search and employment programmes within the UK and beyond.
The Department for Work and Pensions commissioned Inclusion to review the Merlin Standard as part of their effort to improve the standard’s effectiveness, three years after it was first introduced. The Merlin Standard aims to encourage excellent supply chain management and ensure the equitable treatment of partners and subcontractors.
According to the latest Gingerbread report, single parents will be most affected by the Summer Budget. This new research looks at the combined impact of the reforms to welfare, tax and pay proposed earlier this year, which will hit 1.3 million of the UK’s working single parent families.
Thirteen Citizens’ Curriculum pilots testing new ways of improving people's key life skills have launched today, which could prove crucial in supporting Britain's 5 million adults who lack functional literacy and numeracy, and 11 million without basic digital skills.
The Army’s Professional Cookery Apprenticeship programme, considered a model of good practice and endorsed as outstanding by Ofsted, is being showcased by NIACE at an event today attended by its Patron, HRH The Princess Royal.
Ofsted’s survey report into Apprenticeships confirms NIACE’s well-established argument that there are still too many which do not meet the needs of employers, the economy and apprentices themselves.
NIACE has responded to the publication of the House of Common’s Work and Pension Committee’s report into Welfare to Work.
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.
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.
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.