Following a Government commissioned report, RAND Europe recommended the Government pilot a number of support interventions in order to improve the employment and health support available for those with common mental health conditions within the UK.
The Justice Secretary, Michael Gove has unveiled a review of the provision of education in prisons in England and Wales, which shall be led by Dame Sally Coates, Director of Academies South for United Learning.
The review will investigate methods by which to improve the quality of prison education with the hope of encouraging prisoners to positively engage with learning, whilst exploring the potential for employers to contribute to the curriculum.
A new report, published this week by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), seeks to detail how the recent raft of policy announcements by the government, will impact on people’s living standards over the course of the current parliament.
The Schools Minister Nick Gibb has proposed plans to allow the parents of children born in summer, April 1st to August 31st, to delay their start date for primary school by a year, in order tackle the educational gap between children born in the summer and their classmates.
Inclusion and NIACE have released a joint Spending Review Representation, which calls upon the Government to commit to a clear strategy of investment in lifelong learning, skills and employment support.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released statistics which show that, between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,380 people died after their Work Capability Assessment (WCA) had found them fit for work.
A report from Lancaster University Management School has shown that university drop-out rates fell shortly after tuition fees were increased.
The study reported by economists Steve Bradley and Giuseppe Migali, examined the impact of the 2006 fee increases, when they increased from about £1000 to £3,000 and identified that trebling fees almost a decade ago changed the possibility of first-year students in England and Northern Ireland of dropping out of university. Since then fees have trebled in England with figures of up to £9,000 per year.
Research commissioned by MSPs concerning the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee has proven that the rise in employment cannot solely be attributed to the recent welfare reforms. The report states: “There is sufficient evidence in the present report to cast doubt on one of the central claims used to justify welfare reform”.