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    Policy Snap: General Election News & Briefings

    As the Prime Minister seeks a fresh mandate from the electorate, the Policy Connect team will be providing comment on what the General Election means for our policy areas and where the political parties stand on key issues. Watch out for our regular Policy Snap updates between now and 8 June.

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    Skills Commission launches timely report on older workers

    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.

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    Design Commission report on the built environment calls on devolved governments, mayors and local authorities to step up

    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.  

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    Packed attendance at Policy Connect’s Brexit and Parliament event with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn and Tim Shipman

    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.

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    Introducing... the Brexit Policy Series

    Policy Connect is leading the policy conversation across Westminster in the wake of the Brexit vote this summer. We have a series of events planned throughout Autumn and Winter 2016, with further topics being secured for 2017. Current planned events include:A Sustainable FutureBrexit, Education & Skills Design & BrexitHealth & Brexit 

     

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