Articles from Learning and Work Institute

Invest £5 billion over next four years in employment support to tackle long-term unemployment

@LearnWorkUK project that long-term unemployment, could rise fivefold next year to 1.6 million. These would be the highest levels since the early 1990s.  The new report from the leading employment and skills thinktank Learning and Work Institute predicts that Young people, those aged over 50 and different parts of the country are likely to be hardest hit and calls for £5 billion plan to tackle long-term unemployment over the next four years

Rethink cut to Union Learning Fund and work with unions to level up skills after coronavirus

The government has been urged to rethink the planned cut to the Union Learning Fund, and work with trade unions to re-train and upskill after the coronavirus crisis.

Why we need to boost adult basic skills and how provision has needed to adapt to online

Millions of adults took part in ‘lockdown learning’ but stark inequalities raise concerns about workers being left behind in post-covid economy.

Learning and Work Institute has announced its Festival of Learning award winners for 2020

Inspiring #FestivalofLearning award winners showcase the power of learning to transform lives  Learning and Work Institute has announced its Festival of Learning award winners for 2020. The 12 winners, revealed at an online awards ceremony, include inspiring stories of adult learners, as well as outstanding adult learning provision, tutors and employers.

Kickstart must focus on quality of placements to tackle doubling of youth unemployment

#Kickstart, the centre piece of @RishiSunak’s Plan for Jobs, is vital for young people facing long-term unemployment, but it needs to have a core focus on the quality of support and making sure young people aren’t left out says leading thinktank.


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