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Careers guidance for modern country unveiled

Tailored advice will be at the heart of a new Careers Strategy designed to make sure young people have the skills they need and employers want, post-Brexit. The Strategy – developed in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and c...


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Government urged to abandon apprenticeship target as number of starts plummets

Industry experts have called on the government to abandon its high-profile target of achieving three million apprenticeship starts by 2020, after official statistics revealed that the number of apprenticeship starts in the most recent quarter fell...


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Fifth series of strategic FM case studies published today

Today sees the launch of the fifth series of Strategic Facilities Management case studies from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, authored by International Workplace. The latest series of case studies focuses on societal impact, and sho...


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UK apprenticeship levy ‘not working’

Official figures released last week show a steep fall in the number of apprenticeships against the same period last year. The statistics showed that between May and July 2077 apprenticeship starts dropped from 113,000 in 2016 to just 43,600 this y...


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Growing businesses to benefit from expert tax support

A new service to directly help mid-sized businesses as they expand and grow has been launched by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). There are around 170,000 mid-sized businesses registered in the UK. Those with either a turnover of more than £1...


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WorldSkills Conference 2017 addresses skills gap

The WorldSkills Conference 2017 is taking place in Abu Dhabi later this month, where it will address some of the major themes facing employers as a results of dramatic changes in the way we learn, live and work. The agenda includes sessions on th...