Latest Publications

We research all aspects of education and work, but we focus particularly on aspects that political debate often neglects: further education; vocational and technical education; apprenticeships and lifelong learning; in-work poverty.

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Help at hand: poverty and London’s business community

This research shows that whilst poverty is not currently the top ESG priority for many businesses in London, there is an appetite among many firms to confront the problem.
Published: 21 July 2021
Author(s): Richard Hyde, Jake Shepherd
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A question of time: current working hours, preferences and the case for a four-day week

This briefing paper brings new data analysis to the debate, examining who wants and who stands to benefit from a four-day week – and what that means for the case...
Published: 12 July 2021
Author(s): Jake Shepherd, Aveek Bhattacharya
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A matter of perspective? Outlook inequality and its impact on young people

This report explores young people’s “outlook” in the UK, the role of outlook in shaping life outcomes, and how policy can respond in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 07 July 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya
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A stake in success: Employee share ownership and the post-COVID economy

This report sets out the case for an expansion of employee share ownership in the UK, and for the share ownership agenda to form a key part of a “fair and strong economic recovery” narrative as we emerge from the Coronavirus crisis.
Published: 04 May 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Not just other people’s children: what the public thinks about vocational education

In this briefing, we present the results of a nationally representative survey which shows that the general public believe vocational qualifications to be just as useful and desirable as a university degree.
Published: 22 April 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Missing the story: the UK media’s neglect of Further Education

This essay is not a conventional think-tank report. It is not, directly at least, about government policies or national priorities, but about the climate in which policies and priorities are set.
Published: 31 March 2021
Author: James Kirkup
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Graduate outcomes in London

This research, supported by the Greater London Authority, focuses on how the outcomes of graduates who have studied in London and those from London vary by a range of different characteristics.
Published: 18 March 2021
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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Study buddies? Competition and collaboration between higher education and further education

This report, supported by the Further Education Trust for Leadership, examines the relationship between further education (FE) and higher education (HE) and assesses how the two sectors cooperate and compete.
Published: 17 March 2021
Author(s): Aveek Bhattacharya, Amy Norman
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Encouraging innovation and experimentation in Scottish schools

This briefing considers the existing obstacles to innovation and experimentation, and proposes some ways to develop a more dynamic, creative and inventive Scotland's school system.
Published: 16 March 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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