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New report finds prolonged youth jobs crisis is set to cost UK economy almost £7 billion next year

Youth unemployment will remain high after other areas of the economy begin to recover, warns a new report from Learning and Work Institute and The Prince’s Trust, supported by HSBC UK The economic cost of youth unemployment, in terms of lost national output, is forecast to rise to £6.9 billion in 2022 The fiscal cost of youth unemployment, in the form of lower tax revenue and higher benefit spending, is forecast to be £2.9 billion in 2022 The long-running scarring cost to young people entering the labour market in 2021, in terms of lost earnings and damage to employment prospects, is forecast to be £14.4 billion over the next seven years A new report released today from The Prince’s Trust and the Learning and Work Institute warns that young people will increasingly bear the brunt of the unemployment crisis, at a growing cost to the UK economy.

Pandemic has widened jobs and skills inequalities, putting ‘levelling up’ at risk

New @LearnWorkUK research: Pandemic has widened jobs and skills inequalities, putting ‘levelling up’ at risk launched on the #LockdownAnniversary 

Blueprint for recovery and renewal in young people’s education and employment opportunities

This isn’t just about recovery from recession, it’s about a higher ambition for the future too  After a year like no other, the success of the vaccine programme means we’re now thinking about how to reopen our economy and society (though still with risks and uncertainties ahead). Learning and Work Institute’s Youth Commission provides a blueprint for recovery and renewal in young people’s education and employment opportunities.

Learning and Work and Shaw Trust to share £6.3m donation from the Covid-19 Support Fund to support the reskilling of more than 8,000 people

@ShawTrust is to receive £4.2m in funding and @LearnWorkUK will receive £2.1m to support both charities’ vital work in supporting adult reskilling in the UK.

Boost demand for higher technical education in order to address ‘missing middle’ in skills system and drive productivity after pandemic

 New @LearnWorkUK report commissioned by @GatsbyEd: Boost demand for higher technical education in order to address ‘missing middle’ in skills system and drive productivity after pandemic  Boosting demand for higher technical education after the pandemic will be vital to driving productivity and supporting social mobility, according to a new report.

Learning and Work Institute strengthens leadership team

Learning and Work Institute today announced the appointment of new senior staff as it strengthens its team focused on boosting policy and practice in learning, skills and employment.

Level 4 Apprenticeships and above - we need to widen access to Level Up

In the years prior to the pandemic, even as the overall number of apprenticeships starts were falling, we saw a steady increase in the number of employers offering apprenticeships at levels 4 and above; the introduction of the levy and the increasing availability of standards at higher levels was key to this growth. More young people and adults too recognised that higher level apprenticeships could help them develop the higher-level skills demanded by the labour market, support their career progression, and provide greater access to work-based training, while limiting its impact on their personal time and finances.

#FestivalofLearning2020 award nominations now open!

Learning and Work Institute has opened nominations for its 2020 Festival of Learning awards.

Designing Restart: Six things to consider

The new Restart programme to help long-term unemployed people back to work is welcome, but the devil’s in the detail.

Risk of lost pandemic generation as young people hardest hit by coronavirus crisis

@LearnWorkUK release the Youth Commission Final Report: UNLEASHING TALENT: LEVELLING UP OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE  One million young people could be locked out of education, employment and training as a result of the pandemic, compounding previous shortfalls in education and employment support, a new Learning and Work Institute report finds.

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