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Rising skills levels and educational attainment are an important driver of rising pay for individuals, and rising productivity for the economy as a whole. Our work focuses on how best to boost skills, how skills are distributed across the workforce, and the extent to which rising skills levels translate into higher living standards.


Louise Murphy

T: 0203 372 2916

David Willetts

President of the Advisory Council and Intergenerational Centre
T: 0203 372 2960

WorkerTech Conference

Exploring the role of technology in creating good work in the UK

Technology is changing the world of work — from AI to app-based firms and the pandemic-induced surge in remote working. The benefits of these new technologies can often pass low-earners…
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People-powered growth

Equipping young people with the skills Britain needs to prosper

Britain urgently needs to boost its economic growth. But while there are many routes to doing so, most ultimately come down to people boosting national prosperity – and to do…
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Left behind

Exploring the prevalence of youth worklessness due to ill health in different parts of the UK


This briefing note is part of the Health Foundation’s Young people’s future health inquiry, in which we focus on the prevalence of youth worklessness due to ill health in different…
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Impact investing in technology to address skills and employment challenges

Resolution Foundation event during Week of VocTech

Ufi Ventures, the Resolution Foundation and guests explore the future of investment in impact, with a focus on skills technology. The session will explore: What is the opportunity for early-stage…
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From platforms to promotions

How technology can boost young people’s career prospects

The way young people enter the job market from education can have a marked effect on their future prospects. Economic crises are a particularly tough time to start a career,…
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Fees-ible reforms?

Assessing the Government’s new plan for higher education

The UK’s universities are highly regarded abroad, but are controversial at home. While increasing participation has boosted people’s skills and their social mobility prospects, ‘edusceptics’ worry that too many people…
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Good headline news on NEETs hides a worrying rise in economically inactive young men


This morning the ONS published the latest figures outlining the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Overall 692,000 16-24-year-olds (10.2 per cent), including…
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