Young Women’s Trust final report: Young, Female and Forgotten?

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Post-16 education and training providers need to offer greater levels of support to returning students, in particular young mothers.

This is one of the recommendations from the November 2017 Young Women’s report (pdf) which exposes the extent to which many young women who are out of work are isolated, with limited support networks, and struggling to get by financially.

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House of Commons report: A Framework for Modern Employment

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‘A willingness to exploit workers should not be a competitive advantage. A race to the bottom risks undercutting the vast majority of businesses that do treat their workers well.’

This is according to A Framework for Modern Employment (pdf), published in November 2017 by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy white paper: Industrial Strategy – Building a Britain Fit for the Future

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published a white paper on the industrial strategy (pdf), in November 2017.

This paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.

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Department for Education and Government Equalities Office report: Gender Pay Gap – Employers’ Action and Understanding

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The Department for Education and the Government Equalities Office have published a November 2017 report on the gender pay gap (GPG).

This research (pdf) looks at how employers understand the gender pay gap and what actions they are taking to close it.

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