Policy Connect is a cross-party think tank with four main policy pillars which are: Education & Skills; Industry, Technology & Innovation; Sustainability; and Health & Accessibility.
We specialise in supporting parliamentary groups, forums and commissions for which Policy Connect provides the secretariat and delivers impactful policy research and event programmes. Our collaboration with parliamentarians through these groups allows us to influence public policy in Westminster and Whitehall. We are a social enterprise and are funded by a combination of regular annual membership subscriptions and time-limited sponsorships.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident and London Living Wage employer, and a member of Social Enterprise UK.
Our mission is to lead the development of new policy ideas through evidence and collaboration.
Inclusivity: We are committed to promoting equality and social mobility
Excellence: We strive to be a highly influential partner
Challenge: We challenge our stakeholders and ourselves
Integrity: We are committed to being transparent about the basis for our policy findings, our ways of working, and our funding and governance
The future for FE and 5 ways to fully realise the PM’s "Lifetime Skills Guarantee" vision
In Tuesday's speech from Exeter College, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out the Government’s plans to transform our training and skills system. The speech outlined the problem of supply and demand imbalances in the post-18 education and training systems, and set out five proposals to reform the funding system and end the bias towards academic education.
Listening to both Chancellor Philip Hammond’s somewhat gloomy Mansion House speech and the Queen’s Speech this week, we are reminded of the extent to which skills has risen-up the political agenda in the last couple of years and the opportunities this presents for the FE and skills sector.
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