Blogs

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

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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Caps

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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