Research and Reports

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.

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.

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.

Apprentice Charter 25 January 2017

Apprentice Charter – Higher Quality, Better Outcomes

Our Apprentice Charter sets out what the government can do to reach the target of 3 million apprentices by 2020.

Autumn Statement 2014 – Inclusion response
25 January 2017

Autumn Statement 2014 – Inclusion response

Inclusion's analysis and response to the 2014 Autumn Statement.

BIS Impact
25 January 2017

BIS Impact

The 2014-15 BIS Impact Report highlights the 31 projects with 21 powerful outcomes NIACE has delivered as part of its 2014-15 grant agreement with BIS.

Budget 2013 – Inclusion response
25 January 2017

Budget 2013 – Inclusion response

Inclusion's analysis and response to the 2013 Budget.

Budget 2014 – Inclusion response
25 January 2017

Budget 2014 – Inclusion response

Inclusion's analysis and response to the 2014 Budget.

Adult Learners Week 25 January 2017

Adult Learners’ Week reports

Adult Learners' Week is the biggest national celebration of lifelong learning in England, and has inspired similar celebrations in over 55 countries across the world.

Adults Learning
25 January 2017

Adults Learning

Adults Learning is no longer being published, but PDFs of back issues from 2011 to the last one published in 2015 are available to download for free.

2013 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2013 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

A briefing providing an overview of the headline findings from the 2013 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey.

2014 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2014 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

A briefing providing an overview of the headline findings from the 2014 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey.

2015 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2015 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

An overview of the headline findings from the 2015 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey.

2015 Localism Prospectus
25 January 2017

2015 Localism Prospectus

Our package of solutions to tackle the current employment and skills challenges - ageing workforce, skills gaps, low productivity, and youth and adult unemployment.

2012 Adult Participation in Learning Survey
25 January 2017

2012 Adult Participation in Learning Survey

The full report of the 2012 NIACE Adult Participation in Learning Survey explores how and why adults learn, how we might support more and different adults to learn in the future and how adults find out about learning.

Office people 25 January 2017

DWP Work Programme: how is it performing?

In these data releases, Inclusions reports on the job outcome performance i.e. whether or not an individual has secured a job outcome during the entire length of time on the programme.

25 January 2017

European Agenda for Adult Learning

A summary of the UK's contribution to the European Agenda for Adult Learning.

A guide for employers 24 January 2017

Supporting young adult carers in the workplace: A guide for employers

This guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It tells employers who young adult carers are, the benefits of supporting young adult carers in the workplace, and includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers.

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