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 […]

DWP: One in four families get first government Cost of Living Payment from today

Almost one in four families across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get £326 sent directly to them from today, with the second instalment of £324 sent later this year as part of the government’s £37 billion support package. DWP press release (14 July 2022) Read more £326 – the first of two cost […]

Confronting the cost of living crisis: How funders can mobilise

New Resource from New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). The cost of living crisis is as big a crisis as covid, possibly bigger. We need the kind of mobilisation among funders that we saw at the start of the pandemic, yet right now we’re not seeing this. Now is not the time to watch and wait. Destitute people […]

Four out of five households face spending cuts as rising cost of living squeezes budgets

Households across the UK are facing spending cuts with two thirds facing a struggle to pay energy bills and more than half worried about affording food, according to recent polling.  YouGov research commissioned by the Seetec Group, an employee-owned public services provider in the employability, skills and justice fields, found that four out of five […]