David Hughes, NIACE Chief Executive, responds to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015.
on 25 Nov 2015
Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive of Centre for Cities, explains why skills funding matters to local economic growth.
by Andrew Carter on 24 Nov 2015
With devolution expected to be a big theme emanating from this week's Spending Review, Steve Muligan makes the case for Cities and Local Areas to be given a formal role in overseeing learning, skills and employment services.
by Steve Mulligan on 24 Nov 2015
This Wednesday's Spending Review will set the framework for policy and debate for the next five years. We know it will include further cuts in public funding and that, with schools, health, defence and overseas aid protected, this means big cuts in learning, skills and employment. With that in mind, here are five things to look out in the Chancellor's speech and its aftermath:
1. Cutting the cost of Government
by Stephen Evans on 20 Nov 2015
Sarah Wait, Community Lead Professional at Manchester Communication Academy, outlines how the Community College addressed the learning needs of over 1,600 local adults with provision continuing to grow.
by Sarah Wait on 19 Nov 2015
Inclusion and NIACE will be hosting the annual Youth Employment Convention on 24 November, putting full youth employment and its necessity for UK growth centre stage.
on 19 Nov 2015
NIACE responds to further education participation statistics, which shows 1.3 million fewer adults in learning than in 2010.
on 18 Nov 2015
As we approach the AoC’s annual conference in Birmingham the following question is uppermost in people’s minds, “Where are we all going?”. Graham Hasting-Evans MD at national awarding body NOCN reflects on what faces us all.
by Graham Hasting-Evans on 17 Nov 2015
In our last of a series of blogs to mark this week's Equal Pay Day, Megan Dunn, National President of the NUS, argues that talking about money publicly is the only way to close the gender pay gap.
by Megan Dunn on 13 Nov 2015
Ahead of the Spending Review, NIACE's CEO, David Hughes, and Head of Family & Intergenerational Learning, Susannah Chambers, discuss the future of Community Learning.
by Susannah Chambers on 13 Nov 2015
The National Federation of Women's Institutes Vice-Chair, Marylyn Haines-Evans, argues that the needs of entire families need to be addressed to close the gender gap once and for all.
by Marylyn Haines-Evans on 10 Nov 2015
Guest blog from the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading charity campaigning on gender equality, on actions to take to help close the gender pay gap.
by Jemima Olchawski and Anthony Breach on 09 Nov 2015
Emma Mckay, Senior Policy Officer at the Young Women's Trust unpicks what Apprenticeships tell us about the gender pay gap.
by Emma Mckay on 09 Nov 2015
Connor Stevenson, 24, is currently completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship at Bolton College and working as an Apprentice Youth Worker for Raise the Youth Foundation in Bolton.
by Connor Stevenson on 06 Nov 2015
In a survey to mark Equal Pay Day today, NIACE and the UKCES have launched research revealing some shocking findings about the differences between the training supplied to men and women within the workplace.
on 06 Nov 2015
Alison Lyon, Northamptonshire County Council Adult Learning Service Manager, shares insight on a county-wide community learning scheme to boost mental health.
by Alison Lyon on 06 Nov 2015
Following our annual English, maths and ESOL conference, Alex Stevenson explores whether we need a broader definition of 'Skills for Life' to reflect today's society.
by Alex Stevenson on 04 Nov 2015
NIACE AGM votes to accept changes that will pave the way for merger with Inclusion.
on 04 Nov 2015
With youth unemployment in Northern Ireland rising to 22% in 2015, NIACE is working with the NOW Group to tackle the issue and to improve understanding of ‘what employers want’.
on 04 Nov 2015
NIACE President, Nick Stuart sets out his thoughts on our proposed merger, ahead of our important Annual General Meeting on 4 November.
by Nick Stuart CB on 02 Nov 2015