Press release

UKCES set to launch milestone report on the state of UK skills, supported by CBI and TUC

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) will next week launch a comprehensive summary of the state of the UK skills system, co-signed by union and employer bodies.


The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is preparing to launch a new report next Tuesday (25th November), defining the significant issues facing skills and employment in the UK and setting out key recommendations on how to resolve them.

The milestone report, Growth Through People, is also being supported by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) - with all three bodies uniting to support a call to take action to boost productivity, wages and social mobility.

The publication will be a consolidation of both thought and action, drawing on a vast array of robust, comprehensive intelligence on the UK labour market, compiled by UKCES, and distilling the action needed to resolve deep-rooted issues into five key priorities.

These priorities span a broad range of issues needed for sustained economic growth in the UK - ranging from employer action on skills and stronger bonds between work and education, through to the need for more extensive progression routes for workers and the value of vocational pathways into work.

For more information on the background to Growth Through People, see the preliminary report Climbing the ladder: skills for sustainable recovery.

For more on the report launch revist the UKCES website from Tuesday, follow @UKCES on twitter, or search for the hashtag #GrowthThroughPeople.

Published 22 November 2014