Promoting Learning and Skills

L&W General Election 2017 Manifesto
12 May 2017

L&W General Election 2017 Manifesto

Learning and Work Institute's General Election 2017 Manifesto

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 »

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

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.

Welfare reform Bill – 2011
25 January 2017

Welfare reform Bill – 2011

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Migration Work 25 January 2017

Making Migration Work

Our policy solution calling for urgent action to unlock the skills of migrants and UK residents.

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.

Lifelong learning counts – Impact Report 2014/15
25 January 2017

Lifelong learning counts – Impact Report 2014/15

The Impact Report shows how we deliver on our strapline - the national voice for lifelong learning.

Child poverty falls as government calls for new measures – 2012
25 January 2017

Child poverty falls as government calls for new measures – 2012

Inclusion responds to Households Below Average Income statistics for 2011-11 on child poverty and government plans to move away from income measures of poverty.

Festival of Learning 25 January 2017

Festival of Learning Filming Brief

We are commissioning the filming, editing and production of Festival of Learning 2016 award winner films.

Inclusion supports the 16-24 Alliance
25 January 2017

Inclusion supports the 16-24 Alliance

The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion wholeheartedly supports the 16-24 Alliance and its members' pledge to get 50,000 unskilled young people into work. There is a growing acknowledgment that failure to take decisive action on youth unemployment is leading to the risk of a lost generation who are shut out of the world of work, with all the added social exclusion risks this entails.

International Learning Times Conference – Scotland 2014
25 January 2017

International Learning Times Conference – Scotland 2014

This report on the UK's contribution to the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) summarises discussions during the three day event held in Edinburgh (12 - 14 May 2014).

Budget Briefing: Summer 2015
25 January 2017

Budget Briefing: Summer 2015

The Chancellor has delivered his Budget Statement, with the Office for Budget Responsibility also publishing its latest forecasts for the economy and finances.

Catching Confidence
25 January 2017

Catching Confidence

Reasearch findings, advice and guidance based on the initial research and experience of tutors using the Catching Confidence tool in different learning environments.