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    In-work conditionality is based on weak evidence – but will the policy sink or swim?

In-work conditionality is based on weak evidence – but will the policy sink or swim?

The public seem to be unaware of the poor evidence underpinning in-work conditionality, write Jo Abbas and Katy Jones. But research suggests that this policy is unfair and ineffective, and so once Universal Credit is rolled out, it could face resistance both from claimants and the wider public.

The government’s flagship benefit, Universal Credit (UC), sees the introduction of ‘in-work […]

Employer engagement is key to a successful apprenticeship system, but we must not forget apprentices themselves

Katy Jones believes the government is right to ‘put employers in the driving seat’ in attempts to improve the apprenticeship system. However, the government should not ignore the need to promote demand for apprenticeships, especially amongst young people. For this, there needs to be good information and guidance about career prospects Earlier this month we saw the sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week […]