The number of Brits claiming jobseekers allowance for over three years is the highest since 1997
Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), have shown that the number of Brits claiming jobseeker’s allowance for more than three years has soared from 5,090 in 2010 to 57,340; the highest number since 1997.

TUC – Full employment commitment welcome, but more must be done to make work pay
“The 2.3 million people currently without work across the UK will be heartened to learn that the Chancellor is committed to the goal of full employment and making work pay” – Frances O’Grady, TUC

Michael Gove – an education system which works for every child
The Secretary of State for Education speaks to the British Chambers of Commerce about vocational education, literacy and numeracy.

Top firms back new tranche of Tech Levels
Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock announces 77 new Tech Levels backed by businesses.

£194 million investment will mean a boost to college facilities
Martin Doel, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges responds to a Government announcement of the latest funding allocations from the College Capital Investment Fund.

Lowest paid BIS contractors to benefit from pay rise
The lowest paid contracted staff working at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will benefit from an above inflation pay rise.

UK knowledge investment continues to grow
New figures published this week show that UK business is building success through knowledge and creative assets.

National job confidence increases in line with economic recovery
The third National Careers Service job confidence index, released today (28 March 2014), shows the nation’s job confidence is increasing.