How combined authorities can make the most of new Government employment schemes


Last week the Government announced £35 million funding to support new employment schemes across the country. Pilots will be launched in six combined authorities, with the aim of helping over 18,000 people tackle long-term barriers to work and offering support with in-work progression. What’s interesting about these programmes is that they are different in each […]

7 jobs that are already at risk of automation.


In a recent study by PwC, it estimated that around 30% of the UK workforce could be replaced by machines. Transport, manufacturing, retail and admin are the areas most at risk, but the ramifications are sure to affect all of us. You may think this figure seems a little unrealistic, but for some, the prospect of […]

The 20% Rule- Good Intentions & Dire Consequences


There has been a lot of talk regarding the new strict rules that all Apprenticeships after April 2017 have to evidence 20% off the job training, with employers and providers flagging numerous concerns with the rule. I welcome the focus on real learning and off the job training, the positive intention that apprentices are not […]

If Brexit means Brexit, what does it mean for the labour market?

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Today marks a significant moment in UK history with Theresa May formally firing the starting gun for the process of the UK leaving the EU by triggering Article 50. If there is one thing everyone has learned from recent political developments, it’s to avoid making predictions. But, when it comes to the future vitality of […]