Apprenticeship participation reaches a record high – but wider adult education and training continues to decline

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Figures on apprenticeships and further education are unlikely to garner front-page headlines, particularly amidst the wider political turmoil and the commencement of Brexit negotiations. But the figures do matter. Skills and education can help to explain how we got here in the first place: lower levels of education, a sense of alienation and a feeling … Continued

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Britain’s labour market has passed peak insecurity

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Britain’s labour market is at a tipping point and about to enter a new phase, particularly as Brexit finally comes into view. Policymakers have consistently been behind the curve on these shifts. But if we can get to grips now with the changing world of work then we have a better chance of securing the full employment, … Continued

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Britain has record levels of wealth – but how much wealthier are its citizens getting?

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

Britain is very good at generating wealth. So much so that it’s now worth upwards of £11 trillion – or more than six times our national income. But we are awful at sharing it out: one in 10 adults own half the nation’s wealth. If not addressed, this could have disastrous consequences for the living … Continued

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