The missing link: NEET provision in the Spring Budget

In this article for FE NEWS, Elizabeth Taylor and Jack Farnhill-Bain explore the missed opportunity to reach 485,000 able young people in the Spring Budget’s Back to Work proposals and debate how best to support NEET young people outside of the Jobcentre Plus ecosystem. The Budget’s recognition of the role that economically inactive people could […]

Mini Budget offers mini impact on UK’s missing workforce

Support ERSA’s call for investment in organisations that can reach out into local communities with employment and skills offers tailored to local need. Help ERSA evidence this need and promote the sector’s strengths. Please send your case studies and success stories to policy@ersa.org.uk Elizabeth Taylor writes exclusively for FE News, the following was originally posted on […]

CBI Autumn Budget Survey 2022 – REMINDER

CBI Autumn Budget Survey 2022 – REMINDER Complete CBI’s Autumn Budget Survey, which sets out to build our evidence base ahead of the upcoming budget. With an ongoing debate on the direction of economic policy over the next few months, and to build our evidence base ahead of an Autumn Budget, the CBI are conducting […]

Roundup of DWP’s Budget Announcement

On 27 October, the Chancellor delivered the Autumn Budget and Spending Review for 2021, setting out how we will level up opportunities as we build back better from the pandemic. Here are some key points of interest: Cut to the Universal Credit taper rate, and Universal Credit Work Allowance increased The taper rate means that […]

ERSA responds to today’s autumn budget and spending review

Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive ERSA said: “Today was the day we expected to learn more about UKSPF through the Spending Review, so we find ourselves disappointed that there is no real detail. What we have learnt is that the Devolved Administrations will have a place within the governance structures for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The […]