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

by Steve Hawkins • on 24 May 2016

The step change needed to halve the disability employment gap

First the good news, then the maths.

The good news is the government’s unequivocal commitment to halving the disability employment gap.

Now the maths.

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Cerys Furlong

by Cerys Furlong • on 19 May 2016

Five things the Welsh Government could achieve in the fifth Assembly term

Inspired by the excellent Daran Hill's analysis and advice for each political party in the coming weeks, months and

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by David Hughes • on 19 May 2016

What's needed to reform prison education?

Learning and Work's chief executive, David Hughes, examines the funding and delivery reforms needed to deliver true reform to prison education. 

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by Steve Mulligan • on 18 May 2016

What the Queen's Speech means for Learning and Work

Steve Mulligan, Learning and Work's assistant director, policy and public affairs, summarises key legislation announced from today's Queen's Speech. 

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Humber LEP

by Teresa Chalmers • on 16 May 2016

Pledge to nominate: How Humber LEP's Skills Pledge won an award and you could too!

As nominations for this year’s Festival of Learning close this Friday, Teresa Chambers, Executive Director of Employment and Skills at  Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), reflects on the incredible journey they have been on since receiving last year’s covered President’s Award for their Humber Skills Pledge Project.

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by David Hughes • on 05 May 2016

"Are we fetishising co-location?"

"Are we fetishising co-location?" asked Karen Buck, MP and member of the DWP Select Committee.

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London City Hall

by David Hughes • on 15 Apr 2016

Four things the next London Mayor can do for Learning and Skills

Learning and Work Institute's Chief Executive David Hughes blogs about the history of learning and skills in London, our roundtable discussion and four outcomes that could impact learning and employment for Londoners.

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by Tony Wilson • on 11 Apr 2016

All change? Eight things that Stephen Crabb may (or may not) say tomorrow

Tomorrow, Stephen Crabb will give his maiden speech as Secretary of State.  So, where should he start?  Here’s eight things that he may (or may not) say:

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2015 Festival of Learning winners

by Ruth Spellman • on 06 Apr 2016

Showcasing the social impact of learning

As Festival of Learning award nominations open, WEA CEO Ruth Spellman blogs on why the awards inspire learners and inspire her.

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