Policy consultation responses

Here you will find ERSA’s responses to official government and parliamentary consultations.

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ERSA's Response to Youth Unemployment (May 2021)

The inquiry

The committee is considering what measures should be taken to tackle youth unemployment. It is examining how the labour market may change due to current events such as COVID-19, Brexit, and technological developments in the years ahead. It intends to propose long-term, durable solutions, and will report before the end of November 2021.

Youth unemployment is a longstanding issue in the UK and one which has been exacerbated by COVID-19. The latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data shows that under-25s account for over 60% of the fall in UK employees since before the pandemic.

Call for evidence

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ERSA's response to the Transforming Rehabilitation Consultation

The document highlights lessons learnt by the welfare to work sector through its experience of payment by results employment programmes.

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Response from ERSA to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into Jobcentre Plus

This paper has been developed following consultation with ERSA’s membership and focuses on those areas of the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into Jobcentre Plus that are of most relevance to the welfare to work industry. 

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Response from the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) to the DWP Consultation on Work Programme official statistics after June 2013: content and presentation

This document is the response from the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) to the DWP Consultation on Work Programme official statistics after June 2013: content and presentation. 

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ERSA Response to: DWP call for information on assessment models, segmentation categories and mental health support

This document is ERSA's response to DWP's call for information on assessment models, segmentation categories and mental health support

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ERSA Submission to the independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity: September 2015

This paper has been developed by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) in response to Dame Carol Black’s review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction and obesity. 

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Evidence to Work and Pensions Select Committee on employment support (welfare to work) from the Employment Related Services Association

This paper has been developed by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) in response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into contracted ‘welfare to work’ provision.

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ERSA Submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability inquiry into how the Government can fulfil its pledge to halve the disability employment gap

This paper has been developed by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) in response to the  All-Party Parliamentary Group on Disability inquiry into how the Government can fulfil its pledge to halve the disability employment gap.

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ERSA representation for the 2016 Autumn Statement

This paper has been developed by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) as a proposal for investment in the funding arrangements for active labour market programmes in the UK from 2017 onwards.

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ERSA Briefing on the Dynamic Purchasing System

This is ERSA's briefing on the DWP's Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for employment, which allows JCP to commission services matching their local needs.

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ERSA Conservative Party internal briefing for General Election 2017

ERSA Conservative Party internal briefing for General Election 2017

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ERSA Labour / Liberal Democrat briefing for GE 2017

ERSA Labour / Liberal Democrat internal manifesto briefing for GE 2017 

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ERSA's 2017 Autumn Statement Briefing

ERSA's policy briefing for 2017 Autumn Budget. 

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Building a Britain for the Future White Paper – ERSA Summary

The White Paper sets out the UK government’s long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.

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Improving Lives Green Paper - ERSA Summary

The paper sets out plans to transform employment prospects for disabled people and those with long term health conditions over the next 10 years.

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Future Employment & Skills Training For Disadvantaged Groups: A Successor to the ESF

A cross-sector Working Group led by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) outline a set of design principles for the successor fund to the European Social Funds (ESF) after the UK leaves the European Union. 

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Evidence to Women and Equalities Committee on older people and employment inquiry

Response developed by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) on the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry on older people and employment

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Evidence to Justice Committee inquiry on Transforming Rehabilitation

Response developed by Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) on the Justice Committee inquiry on Transforming Rehabilitation 

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Evidence to Work and Pensions Committee on support for carers

Response developed by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) on the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on employment support for carers

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Response to DWP and DoH consultation on Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

Response by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) to the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health’s consultation on Improving Lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper  

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