Low rates of participation in post-16 education and training have long been recognised as one of the significant weaknesses in England's learning system. And those who leave education are disproportionately from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In this book, the authors outline an ambitious programme of reforms to help tackle this issue. They argue for a more innovative approach to education and training to offer a high quality learning experience to all young people. The authors then set out a range of practical measures to help all young people choose to learn.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.