Tag Archive: Growth

Pocket Watch – Drafting a Local Growth Deal

To download the PDF please click here 2013/58 Introduction The ambition is clear, the funding has been announced and the expectation built up: Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are to be given greater freedom and resources in a bid to stimulate local growth through the creation of a Growth Deal. But just what is a Growth…

Pocket Watch – Going for Local Growth

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To download the PDF please click here 2013/53 Introduction Local determinism has become the Government mantra for stimulating growth. George Osborne signed up to it when he accepted Lord Heseltine’s hefty Report on the subject last year and the Government is about to set out a model for it shortly. It’s even proposing to set…

Pocket Watch: Lack of growth continues to make things difficult

Lack of Growth

Introduction Last week’s ‘disappointing’ growth figures came at the same time as the Treasury extended its grip on public spending and further debate took off about youth unemployment. It continues to provide a difficult backcloth for the world of education and skills   The latest growth figures Growth is one of the key indicators of…

Hot Breakfast Briefing: are you feeling any better? 5th December 2011


Event Summary Chancellor’s Autumn Statement: Are you feeling any better?  With ongoing concerns about low levels of growth and high levels of unemployment, many people are turning to the education system for solutions. But with long timescales, tightening budgets and sweeping changes, the best way forward remains unclear. We had three presentations. First Steve Besley from…

Pocket Watch – Catching up on ‘Growth’ activity


Introduction A week away from the launch of the next instalment of its Growth Plan and on the back of yet another round of disappointing economic figures, the Government is doing what it can to help create the conditions for growth. As indicated below, there’s been a flurry of announcements over the last few days…

#Train2Thrive – Can enterprise and entrepreneurship education support growth, jobs and more?


Event Summary On Monday 14 of November the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning, in collaboration with the Education and Employers Taskforce, hosted an event to share some of the findings emerging from phase one of its ongoing research project into enterprise and entrepreneurship education. As Governments across the world work to close the gap…

Pocket Watch – Growth forecasts provide a challenging context for education and skills


Introduction The OECD two weeks ago, the IMF last week. Dire warnings from international organisations coupled with economic turmoil have put the pressure on economic growth and by implication the importance of education in raising skill levels and supporting the transition into work What are the current growth predictions? Growth predictions for the UK have…

Policy Tracker – August 2011


Policy Tracker – ‘Keeping track of what happened in the world of education for August 2011’. Main talking points A month of heightened tension for many with riots on the streets, continuing worries about the economy and high emotion as A level and GCSE results are released. On the first of these, significant speeches by…

Policy Watch – Getting to grips with youth unemployment.


17 February 2011 [2011/8] Policy Watch – Getting to grips with youth unemployment. Introduction Economic commentators may be falling out over who is to blame and whether it’s worse now for young people than it was in the 1990s but from whatever angle it’s viewed, the job market for young people looks pretty bleak at…

Policy Tracker – January 2011


Keeping track of what happened in the world of education for January 2011 The written Tracker for January can be found here Tweet