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Guaranteeing the right start: Preventing youth unemployment after Covid-19

Publication Report Jobs & skills Young people IPPR
Topic: Jobs & skills

Covid-19: What’s the outlook for Scotland’s workforce?

We know the health, social and economic crisis will affect us all, but we also know it won’t affect us all equally. This blog marks the start of a series of outputs through our Rethinking Social Security in Scotland programme, as we attempt to look at what Covid-19 means for financial security in Scotland.

06/05/2020
Blog post Long read Jobs & skills Public services Scotland Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland

Shaping the future: A 21st century skills system for Wales

Wales faces significant disruptions over the coming years. With fundamental change comes the risk of new inequalities but also the opportunities for far-reaching reform. While global and UK-wide...

10/02/2020
Publication Report Jobs & skills Wales IPPR Scotland

Social (in)security: Reforming the UK’s social safety net

The UK has experienced a decade of austerity. While this has not resulted in a dramatic decrease in public spending in absolute terms, it does represent the longest pause in real-terms spending...

14/11/2019
Publication Report Jobs & skills IPPR Future Welfare State

A 21st century skills system for Wales: Challenges and opportunities

Wales is at the centre of a number of significant disruptions likely to bring long-term changes for its people and economy. Some of these are global in nature, such as automation and technological...

17/07/2019
Publication Report Jobs & skills New Skills at Work Wales Population and demographics IPPR Scotland

The Baker clause: One year on

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the need to improve the technical education system in England. Successive governments have recognised the importance of a high-quality technical...

09/01/2019
Publication Briefing Jobs & skills Science & technology Higher education IPPR

Fair care: A workforce strategy for social care

Adult social care is an essential public service and a growing part of our economy. However, the social care system in England faces a workforce crisis which is set to grow in the coming years; by...

25/10/2018
Publication Report Jobs & skills Older people Better Health and Care IPPR

The skills system in Northern Ireland: Challenges and opportunities

The skills system will be crucial to meeting the challenges and changes facing Northern Ireland in the coming years. The skills system, through its learners and the employers it works with, can be...

15/08/2018
Publication Report Jobs & skills Business New Skills at Work Northern Ireland IPPR Scotland