Skills for the North: Devolving technical education to cities

Institute for Public Policy Research, January 2018

Qualifications levels across the north of England are lower than for England as a whole. The Employer Skills Survey suggests that that trends in skills shortages and gaps in the north of England are distributed differently across occupations from national ones, and also that there are some striking contrasts between parts of the North. This IPPR report suggests devolving some powers and budgets for skills would help to align provision with regional economic and social priorities, and to create more agile and efficient systems.

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Integration and the development of the workforce

Skills for Health, March 2017

This working paper reveals how integration of the fields of health and social care will require organisations to break down traditional barriers in how care is provided. It details how workforce development plays a crucial role in successful integration.

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