Research and Reports

Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace
11 May 2017

Employer guide to supporting care leavers in the workplace

The aim of this guide is to highlight ways in which employers of all sizes, and from all sectors of the economy, can make a difference in supporting care leavers to develop the skills, experience and confidence they need to gain, stay and progress in work.

Localised approaches to supporting care leavers
11 May 2017

Localised approaches to supporting care leavers

This report presents the findings of Learning and Work Institute’s research into localised approaches to supporting care leavers and looked after children.

Updated RARPA Guidance and Case Studies
11 April 2017

Updated RARPA Guidance and Case Studies

Guidance on Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) has been updated to support the expanding role of RARPA in quality assuring non-regulated provision under the Adult Education Budget.

15 March 2017

Three Million Apprenticeships – Building ladders of opportunity

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 »

3 Million Apprenticeships
6 March 2017

3 Million Apprenticeships

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 »

Step-Up: Year One Learning Report
2 March 2017

Step-Up: Year One Learning Report

Our first interim report from the Step-Up evaluation brings together learning from the programme’s first year on engaging with and delivering services to low-paid workers

Ambition London: Making learning work
22 February 2017

Ambition London: Making learning work

Ambition London is Learning and Work Institute’s flagship programme supporting employers and individuals to meet their skills needs, making use of Advanced Learner Loans to support their learning. Funded by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, this high...Read more »

EAAL – European Agenda for Adult Learning
21 February 2017

EAAL – European Agenda for Adult Learning

As part of the programme of work co-funded by the European Commission and the UK Government, we convened an international conference for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers interested in the impact of adult learning. The two day...Read more »

European Agenda for Adult Learning National Coordinators 2015
21 February 2017

European Agenda for Adult Learning National Coordinators 2015

European Agenda for Adult Learning National Coordinators’ Meeting 12th – 13th November 2015

Supporting Learners through the Advanced Learner Loans Service
21 February 2017

Supporting Learners through the Advanced Learner Loans Service

This report shows that we are fortunate in the further education sector to have scrupulous and high – integrity organisations who care about their learners. The support that colleges and independent providers offer to learners who...Read more »

Delivering local welfare
21 February 2017

Delivering local welfare

In April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions (‘DWP’) abolished the Crisis Loan and Community Care Grant elements of the Social Fund and transferred the funding previously used to support these to upper tier local...Read more »

Work Programme referrals and attachments: Inclusion analysis 2012
25 January 2017

Work Programme referrals and attachments: Inclusion analysis 2012

Inclusion analyse the number of claimants that have been referred to the Work Programme and the number of claimants who have subsequently started the programme.

25 January 2017

Work Programme statistics: Inclusion analysis 2015

The Centre for Social and Economic Inclusion comments that the Work Programme continues to show improved results within a period of increasing employment and falling unemployment numbers and rates.

Work Programme – 2011
25 January 2017

Work Programme – 2011

The Work Programme is intended as a single integrated package of support for those who are out of work.

Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into benefit sanctions policy – 2014
25 January 2017

Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into benefit sanctions policy – 2014

The response draws on Inclusion's analysis of labour market and sanctions data, previous research on conditionality and sanctions regimes and extensive recent qualitative research on welfare reform impacts.

Welfare to work 25 January 2017

Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into welfare to work and the hardest to help – 2015

Inclusion and NIACE, sets out our view on the welfare to work system and priorities for reform.

Work and Pensions Select Committee enquiry into youth unemployment – 2012
25 January 2017

Work and Pensions Select Committee enquiry into youth unemployment – 2012

Young people have lost out significantly both during and since the recession, and long-term youth unemployment is now at levels not seen in a generation.

Welfare reform Bill – 2011
25 January 2017

Welfare reform Bill – 2011

On 17 February 2011 the government published its long-awaited Welfare Reform Bill.

Universal Credit and related Regulations: response to Social Security Advisory Committee’s call for evidence – 2012
25 January 2017

Universal Credit and related Regulations: response to Social Security Advisory Committee’s call for evidence – 2012

Inclusion supports the Government's objectives in introducing Universal Credit: to simplify the benefits system, to ensure that work always pays and to increase personal responsibility. Universal Credit will introduce far reaching, and in many cases welcome, reforms to simplify and improve the design and delivery of the benefits system. However in many important ways the benefits system will remain complex for claimants, advisers and the wider public to understand.

Spending Review 2015: DWP settlement and employment support
25 January 2017

Spending Review 2015: DWP settlement and employment support

The Centre for Social and Economic Inclusion responds to the DWP settlement and employment support.

Spending Review 2015: welfare reforms
25 January 2017

Spending Review 2015: welfare reforms

The Centre for Social and Economic Inclusion responds to the Spending Review 2015 welfare reforms.

Ten Policies for Ten People
25 January 2017

Ten Policies for Ten People

NIACE and Inclusion have proposed ten practical policies which the next Government can and should implement in its first 100 days.

Universal Credit – 2011
25 January 2017

Universal Credit – 2011

Universal Credit is a new single, integrated working-age benefit which is intended to ensure that 'work always pays and is seen to pay'. Read Inclusion's briefing of Universal Credit.

Skills for Prosperity: Building Sustainable Recovery for All
25 January 2017

Skills for Prosperity: Building Sustainable Recovery for All

Our radical new approach to reforming the learning and skills system, making bold new proposals following recent reports confirming the urgent need for a skills-led economic recovery.

Raising the Productive Potential of the Economy
25 January 2017

Raising the Productive Potential of the Economy

NIACE's proposals on how rapid progress can be made against the Conservative Party's manifesto commitments despite the further pressures on unprotected Departmental budgets.

No Limits: From Getting By To Getting On
25 January 2017

No Limits: From Getting By To Getting On

Our policy solution proposing a new National Advancement Service to help people, especially those earning 'below the living wage', boost their earnings and career prospects.

Making Learning and work count 25 January 2017

Making Learning and Work Count

Do you want to find out who Learning and Work Institute are and what we do? Our leaflet has all the answers as well as explaining how we could work together.

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