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20 March 2013
A more in-depth look at the new Employment Allowance announced in the Budget.
Paul Sissons and Nye Cominetti
21 May 2012
The OECD is today (21 May) publishing its Skills Strategy following a UK launch last week at The Work Foundation. We welcome the analysis, in particular because of its attention to the need for both supply side and demand side measures.
Dr Paul Sissons
22 February 2012
Yesterday Nick Clegg announced further details of the NEET prevention strand of the Youth Contract. The £126 million scheme, which will be in England only, will focus on those 16 and 17 year olds with poor qualifications (without a GCSE at grade C or above) who are outside education, employment and training.
10 January 2012
Skills are the cornerstone of modern economies. They are critical for national economic growth and prosperity, and are central to individual life chances and social mobility. But, do we always develop and use our collective skills in the most efficient and beneficial way?
10 August 2011
The events of the past few days in London and other cities has brought (a small minority of) the nation’s young people into sharp focus. The reasons for the riots are multifaceted and complex and they are the subject of fervent debate among media commentators and academics. Two of the reasons offered relate to the labour market – increasing income inequality and rising youth unemployment. It is the second of these I want to comment briefly on.
15 July 2011
The Work Foundation’s mission is all about Good Work. But economic, technological and social change continues to transform the types of jobs we do. These changes in the labour market can influence both our earnings and our ability to progress in work.