wordcloudMarch of the modern makers – an industrial strategy for the creative industries
Highlights the particular strengths and comparative advantages of the UK’s creative industries, and outlines how a more co-ordinated and concerted approach to government policy could help us realise our full potential as a world leader in creative content.

Building a creative nation – evidence review
Evidence review sets out a clear case for the creative industries’ capacity and capability to support not just jobs, but the kind of work that is fair, accessible and rewarding for all young people. The creative sector is one of the highest growing economically over the last few years.

The future of work – jobs and skills in 2030
What will jobs in the UK look like in 2030? What skills will be in greatest demand? What can people and businesses do now to prepare for changes in the labour market? The Future of Work research provides results from a qualitative study on the trends, disruptions, and drivers of change in the UK economy and labour market over the next 16 years.

Innovation report 2014 – innovation, research and growth
Shows the UK’s latest innovation and research performance; the fifth in a series of reports on innovation. Presents the latest available evidence on the UK’s innovation performance, and the contribution of business, government, higher education and research organisations to UK innovation activities and economic growth.

Employer routed funding – employer responses to funding reform
Explores how employers’ engagement with the apprenticeship programme would vary depending on how funding is reformed. The broad aim of the study was to explore how employers’ engagement with the apprenticeship programme would vary depending on how funding is reformed in implementing the recommendations of the Richard Review.

An assessment of the changing use of flexible employment and implications for the national minimum wage, including compliance
Describes changes over time in the use of flexible employment and to examine the relationship between these changes and the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Considers how the use of flexible employment has changed during the recent economic downturn and the potential implications of this for the NMW. Also assesses how compliance with the NMW varies with the incidence of flexible employment.

Working futures 2012-2022
The latest results from Working Futures, presenting employment projections for the period from 2012 to 2022. Provides the most comprehensive quantitative assessment available of UK labour market prospects. Intended to provide a basis for reflection and debate among all those with an interest in the future of UK jobs; including individuals who are considering their careers choices, their careers advisors, employers, education and training providers, as well as policymakers.

Learning from Futuretrack – dropout from higher education
Study to investigate the characteristics and outcomes of students who drop out of higher education. Presents findings from a study of people who applied to enter higher education in 2006 and later dropped out.

Making digital real – case studies of how to help the final fifth get online
Looks at life in the digital age. Reports a fifth of the UK population do not have access to the internet. Asks “how can we help everyone to get online and enjoy the benefits that connectivity can offer?”

Getting the job done – the government’s reform plan for vocational qualifications
Sets out the steps taken to reform vocational qualifications in full-time education, and initiatives for further reform. Describes the steps taken to reform the use of vocational qualifications (based on occupation or employment) in full-time education, including a timetable for the introduction of these reforms.

Employer influence on apprenticeships
Looks at barriers and motivations to small employers having influence over the apprenticeship system. This in-depth, qualitative report is based on interviews with small employers who said they had little or no influence over the apprenticeship system.