Election 2024

Sunak’s national service plan puts £2.6bn employment training fund at risk

The Conservatives have pledged to scrap the fund from 2028 and Labour hasn't committed to funding it beyond 2025

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Employment, Skills bootcamps

Skills bootcamps can help fill immigration shortages, says DWP

Work and Pensions minister plans to better target short training scheme at high vacancy sectors

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Employment, Training Providers

DWP’s own research casts doubt on revived training scheme’s success

'There was less evidence that SWAPs moved claimants into employment, despite this being a key intended outcome'

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Apprenticeships, SEND

Relax functional skills rules for autistic apprentices, says ex-minister

Many autistic people "struggle" to complete higher level apprenticeships due to maths and English tests, the ex-minister said

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor