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Today the Chancellor delivered his 2013 Autumn statement. Contained within the announced measures were several that, taken together, serve as a refresher of the coalition’s approach to tackling youth unemployment. Since youth worklessness and NEET-hood remains dizzyingly high in the … Continue reading

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It is a widely held assumption among policymakers that the way to tackle childhood obesity – particularly among working class children – is to get them all doing lots of school sport. And after the success of the London 2012 … Continue reading

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Imagine that, instead of a letter from an admissions tutor offering you at a place at university on condition that you achieved certain grades at A-level, you got this in the post: ‘[This university] … offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Continue reading

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There is now a strong, cross-party consensus on the importance of apprenticeships. Rescued from near death in the mid-1990s and expanded under recent governments, apprenticeship places are now much more widely available in our economy. Despite this success, however, British … Continue reading

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Today has seen two important announcements on childcare and early years learning: the final report of the Nutbrown Review of early learning and childcare qualifications and the establishment by Number 10 of an Affordable Childcare Commission. These are both welcome … Continue reading

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The Telegraph reported yesterday that the government was considering freezing the youth rates of the national minimum wage in an effort to mitigate the rise in youth unemployment.

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Government spending on childcare is essential to reduce child poverty and female unemployment. And it will help boost the economy too.

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As the government gives way to Ed Miliband’s call for a public commission of inquiry into the English riots, I thought it would inform the debate to collate some useful pieces of research and writing on riots, social disorder and … Continue reading

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