Our series of snappy policy think-pieces, called Policy Solutions, are designed to inform and influence policy makers.
Policy Solutions start a dialogue and generate discussions with our members and supporters. But we also want to be provocative and constructive, enabling us to forge new relationships through discussion and debate within the learning, skills and employment sectors and beyond.
Apprenticeships are a key government policy to support transition to the labour market, social mobility, economic growth and improved productivity. While evidence shows that the benefits to apprentices, to businesses and to our wider economy and...Read more »
This report presents the findings from our research and makes recommendations for improving employer awareness of and compliance with the National Minimum Wage for apprentices.
Apprenticeships are a great way to combine learning and earning and meet employers’ skills needs. That is why they have a long history dating back several centuries, though today’s apprenticeships have a wider focus including on...Read more »
The Government has a target of three million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, and is introducing an Apprenticeship Levy on the payroll of large employers to fund this increase and to encourage greater employer engagement...Read more »
6.9 million people in the UK aged 16-64 have a long-term health condition or disability. This is equivalent to around one in six of the ‘working age’ population. However,while 80% of those who are not disabled...Read more »
Learning is central to a fair and prosperous society. The links between learning throughout life and national prosperity, business success, societal cohesion, and individual opportunity and life chances are clear and well established. Learning helps you...Read more »
London is one of the world’s truly great and iconic cities. It draws in people and ideas from around the world, offering unprecedented opportunity. It is a vital engine of the UK economy and a job...Read more »
The government wants to see another 3 million apprentices by 2020, and that’s a vision that we can all buy in to. But to make that happen we need to make sure apprenticeships are a high...Read more »
Our policy solution calling for urgent action to unlock the skills of migrants and UK residents.