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18 Aug 2020
In the second in a series of blogs, Beth Mason speaks to Young Women's Trust about the financial impacts of Covid-19 on young women, who are amongst those worst affected by the crisis.
Supporting A level students into higher education in 2020 – some rays of light and an idea to ponder?17 Aug 2020
Emma Pollard considers what the higher education sector could do to help mitigate the fallout from the emergency A level awarding system and proposes a transfer system for students at risk of falling through the cracks.
This A Level scoring system is running counter to long standing policy aims: are we increasing the scarring that the Covid 2020 generation will experience?14 Aug 2020
Becci Newton argues that this year's controversial A Level scoring system is running counter to the long standing policy aims of the qualification.
12 Aug 2020
In this guest blog, Tracy Fishwick outlines the importance of intermediaries in assisting employers navigate the Kickstart scheme, a government initiative designed to match jobs to young people at the highest risk of long-term unemployment.
10 Aug 2020
In the first in a series of blogs, Beth Mason speaks to Young Women's Trust about how Covid-19 and lockdown has affected young women’s mental health, financial stability, and access to employment.
5 Aug 2020
Jonathan Buzzeo reflects on our research for the Social Mobility Commission and highlights that not everyone who moves out to move on enjoys the same economic benefits.
Let’s not lose sight of quality jobs and better long-term outcomes for young people in the response to Covid-1931 Jul 2020
Daryl Sweet considers what is quality employment for young people and how do we ensure access to it, even as the Covid-19 employment crisis threatens the availability of good quality work.
30 Jul 2020
IES Research Economist James Cockett looks behind the headlines of our latest research on internal migration for The Social Mobility Commission and asks if it's now time that policy makers create more opportunities in towns and cities nationwide?
21 Jul 2020
Ed Griffin considers the complexities of conducting a Covid-19 workplace risk assessment and the challenges facing HR in making sure returning staff have the right support.
Labour market statistics: “clearest signs yet” that young people and lowest paid are being hit hardest by crisis16 Jul 2020
Tony Wilson's analysis of this morning's job data indicates that the jobs market continued to weaken during the lockdown and is showing no signs yet of recovery, with one million fewer people in paid employment since the crisis began.