Updated Apr 2017

New Skills at Work

Economies all over the developed world are changing dramatically. If Britain is going to compete – especially outside of Europe – it will need to respond to this challenge and dramatically raise levels of productivity. To do so, we need to completely re-evaluate our approach to our workforce and skills.

New Skills at Work has been a three-year long project funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation examining what the workforce of the future will need to succeed. What will be the skills required in the future and how do governments and other actors ensure the infrastructure exists to deliver them.

Over three years we have published data on labour markets, researched innovative new approaches to employment and skills policies at local, regional and national levels and shared best practice from decision makers in government, business and community around the UK and across Europe.

Thu 13 Apr 2017

A New Skills At Work IPPR explainer on incapacity benefit cuts

IPPR Senior Research Fellow, Joe Dromey, explains the impact of the new cuts to incapacity benefit.

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Thu 13 Apr 2017

A New Skills At Work IPPR explainer on productivity

IPPR Senior Research Fellow, Joe Dromey, explains why productivity figures matter.

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Thu 21 Apr 2016

Introducing 'Where the work Is', our new jobs data dashboard

Where the Work Is’ is a new, free-to-use dashboard providing data on skills and job vacancies, and the gaps between them that exist in different occupations and areas of the country. It is focused completely on mid-skill jobs, which require some level of qualifications but no specific degree.

Our dashboard aims to help address the mismatches that exist in the many parts of the country between the skills employers need and those available in the local workforce. It is the first freely available tool of its kind in the UK, and we hope it will be used by national and local decision-makers, education and training providers and employers to guide their planning and engagement with training and education.

WhereTheWorkIs.org has been developed by IPPR in partnership with Burning Glass Technologies, as part of the New Skills at Work programme.

Introducing 'Where the Work Is', our jobs data dashboard

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Tue 01 Apr 2014

Highlights from the European Jobs & Skills Summit 2014

Held 1 April 2014 at the Royal Institution in London, the inaugural European Jobs & Skills Summit brought together leading politicians, policymakers, business leaders, academics and civil society organisations to address the challenges of unemployment, underemployment and skills gaps in the UK and across the region.

Sights and sounds of the European Jobs & Skills Summit 2014

Key issues: European jobs and skills

Watch a short summary of the key issues underpinning unemployment and underemployment in Europe. This presentation was first given by IPPR director Nick Pearce at the European Jobs & Skills Summit 2014.

The summit saw the launch of IPPR's major new report, European jobs and skills: A comprehensive review, 2014.

READ MORE: European jobs and skills: A comprehensive review, 2014

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