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

by Toni Pearce • on 05 Feb 2016

Improving Transitions

The launch of the OECD report: Building Skills for All has highlighted improving transitions

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by Toni Pearce • on 28 Jan 2016

Tell us about inclusive apprenticeships

The government has made a commitment to deliver three million apprenticeships by 2020.

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CEO David Hughes

by David Hughes • on 22 Jan 2016

Helping Government reforms achieve high quality apprenticeships

At our roundtable with Policy Exchange yesterday, the Skills Minister, Nick Boles, set out a thorough a

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Frank Field MP

by Stephen Evans • on 20 Jan 2016

The next frontiers of welfare reform

Frank Field was asked by Tony Blair in 1997 to think the unthinkable on welfare reform.

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by Steve Mulligan • on 15 Jan 2016

Local people, local growth

Recognising the critical importance of the devolution agenda, we decided that the first major policy report of Learning and Work Institute would focus on the key role that local areas can play in joining up employment, learning and skills interventions to unleash local talent, to tackle employment and skills challenges, and to deliver inclusive growth. 

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by Cerys Furlong • on 14 Jan 2016

Further Education at the Heart of a New Vision for Education, Skills and Employment

Learning and Work Cymru director Cerys Furlong reflects on the publication of the Fostering High Quality Vocational Further Education in Wales report and considers the role and purpose of high quality vocational education as part of the education and skills landscape.

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by Shane Chowen • on 14 Jan 2016

HE grants shift could hurt mature students and deserves full debate

This morning, a small group of MPs forming a committee you've probably never heard of will vote through regulations which deliver some of the changes to higher education student finance.

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