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People in Britain are living longer and as a result, many are working longer than ever before. Despite a number of policy drives aimed at delaying retirement, questions remain on how employers will adapt their policies to suit a more age-diverse workforce and how skills provision can deliver for an ageing population. Furthermore, the potential outcome of the UK’s decision to leave the EU makes concerns over labour supply even more acute.
This report explores the challenges facing older workers in accessing, progressing in- and sustaining themselves in the labour market. It argues that we must adopt a new approach to education and training, continually developing the workforce rather than frontloading education and training at the start of one’s adult life.Read more
The Design Commission has come up with solid evidence in difficult areas about what in our built environment makes our lives better. It has looked at what can make us healthier, what can make communities get on better with each other, what can preserve our air quality and save energy and what can enable higher productivity.
This report argues that there are clear design principles that can be led at different governmental levels, and that the private sector has a key role to play as a behavioural change leader, rather than simply an implementer of policy.Read more
Parliament hosted the launch of the brand new All-Party Parliamentary Group dedicated to innovative technology that helps people learn, live and communicate, and promoting its cause in the policy sphere to help millions of people across the country.
On Monday 6th March, House of Commons Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, is kindly hosting the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology as it launches in Westminster.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group, in collaboration with Carbon Connect and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, hosted a major event in the House of Commons on how the Government, industry and academia are working together to bring about a zero-emission revolution on Britain's roads.
Hosted by the former Minister of State for Transport, Baroness Kramer, over one hundred people from across the transport, energy and transport came together to discuss the latest developments for ultra-low emission vehicles, and how manufacturers and infrastructure are working with senior policy makers to improve the UK’s capacity to accommodate the next generation of electric cars.Read more
On Tuesday 21st February, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Manufacturing and Skills & Employment were proud to host a panel discussion with leading parliamentarians on skills and the industrial strategy.
Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, and Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, debated and examined the role of skills in the new industrial strategy with special guest Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor of the Financial Times.Read more
On January 16th, Policy Connect hosted a discussion in Parliament on the Brexit process, held between the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union, and Tim Shipman, Political Editor at the Sunday Times.
Hilary brought us up to speed on all things Brexit – from the triggering of Article 50 to post-Brexit trade tariffs, and exactly how these changes in regulation will be vetted by the Select Committee and passed through Parliament.Read more