Our thinking on current learning and skills issues, alongside contributions from leading voices across the sector and the political spectrum.


by Tony Wilson • on 22 Mar 2016

No more welfare cuts? Unless the cap doesn’t fit.

The announcement by Stephen Crabb yesterday that there are no plans for further welfare cuts is welcome.  However it is already being called into question, and it is easy to see why: because t

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by Stephen Evans • on 21 Mar 2016

Welfare cuts are not the same as welfare reform

Deputy CEO Stephen Evans blogs on the difference between welfare cuts and welfare reform, posing four key questions Stephen Crabb needs to answer

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Learners at work

by Nick Humfrey • on 17 Mar 2016

Part-time apprenticeships tap into amazing talent hidden in our communities

To round off National Apprenticeship Week, Camden Council’s Nick Humfrey blogs for Learning and Work Institute on why we need more flexible apprenticeships and the impact they can have on parents.

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by Kathryn Ray • on 11 Mar 2016

How to develop a better 'progression offer' for low paid workers

What can city-region stakeholders do to provide a better progression offer to low paid workers? Our head of research (employment and skills) Kathryn Ray uses our latest research with JRF to discuss.

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Adele receives her award from HRH Princess Royal

by Adele Tilley • on 07 Mar 2016

International Women's Day 2016

Adele Tilley won the Adult Learners' Week Patrons Award in 2015 from HRH Princess Royal. Today, International Women's Day 2016, Adele opens up about how returning to learning has completely changed her life; from escaping an abusive relationships six years ago, to imminently finishing a Masters Degree.

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by Stephen Evans • on 03 Mar 2016

The road to full employment

Learning and Work's deputy chief executive Stephen Evans responds toThe Resolution Foundation's new report on achieving full employment.

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by Kevin Campbell-Wright • on 29 Feb 2016

Good Morning, Europe!

When I think about why it’s important to learn from our colleagues in Europe, one thing springs to mind.  Mornings.  It doesn’t matter how much passion I have for work, learning or life I

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by Stephen Evans • on 25 Feb 2016

How we're helping to boost living standards

The ongoing crunch in living standards, the rollout of Universal Credit, rise in in-work poverty. All of these make providing better support to tackle low pay more essential.

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by Colin Davies • on 19 Feb 2016

The Work and Health Programme - How innovative will delivery be?

In this special guest blog, Publicco's Colin Davies takes an in-depth look at the issues which could promote and inhibit innovative practice in the Work and Health Programme.

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