Skills and Employment APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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Cross-party coalition of parliamentarians devoted to raising the profile of skills and employment policy. Brings together Parliament, employers, and the skills sector to ensure that skills policy promotes social mobility, lifelong learning opportunities and local economic growth.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Skills and Employment

1. Skills Advisory Panels
20/11/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Skills Advisory Panels Analytical Toolkit for Local Skills Analysis December 2018 2

2. Skills Advisory Panels
20/11/2020 - Department for Education
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Found: Skills Advisory Panels: Data sources November 2020 Background

3. Policy: HS2 Phase 2a information papers
11/02/2021 - High Speed Two (HS2) Limited (HS2 Ltd)
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Found: SPEED TWO PHASE 2a INFORMATION PAPER H2: SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT Version 1.3 Last updated: 11 February 2021

4. European Social Fund: case studies
19/09/2019 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: support ..... 10 Young people and the Youth Employment Initiative .... 11 Support to improve mental

5. Skills Advisory Panels: analytical toolkit
06/12/2018 - Department for Education
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Found: Skills Advisory Panels Data sources December 2018 2 Background This document is supplementary

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Skills and Employment

1. Prison Education and Employment Strategy
17/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered prisons education and employment strategy.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: equally important that there should be access to skills training and basic level education? Half of Britain’s - Speech Link
3: qualifications—many do not have English and maths skills beyond those of an 11-year-old. That is quite a - Speech Link

2. Unemployment and Autism
02/07/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: emphasise the need for people to move into paid employment and for higher rates of economic activity, but - Speech Link
2: that support and understanding are the key to employment of people with autism, and that the option of - Speech Link
3: only 16% of adults with ASCs are in full-time employment, despite 77% of them wanting to work. These figures - Speech Link

3. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018
24/10/2018 - Grand Committee

1: Secretary of State, as set out in the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, to the mayoral - Speech Link

4. Apprenticeships (Alternative English Completion Conditions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020
12/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: creating employment opportunities post pandemic and support employers to meet their skills needs to maintain - Speech Link
2: apprenticeships, based on the frameworks of the sector skills councils. They were brought up to date in 2009 - Speech Link

5. Adult Learning and Vocational Skills: Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
01/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered adult learning and vocational skills training in the metropolitan borough of Dudley - Speech Link
2: House has considered adult learning and vocational skills training in the metropolitan borough of Dudley - Speech Link

6. Skills Devolution (England)
23/01/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered skills devolution in England.What a pleasure it - Speech Link

7. The Future of Work
19/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: The world of work, and with it the education and skills sector, changed significantly long before covid - Speech Link
2: those with the right skills will get more successful. Those without those skills and assets will fight - Speech Link

8. Heritage Rail: Young People
05/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: through employment and spending on supplies. Many operate in rural areas where alternative employment is limited - Speech Link
2: on the railways provides a kind of pipeline of skills and I am sure that it leads to a sustainable future - Speech Link
3: Britain where social capital and the development of skills in young people need some investment at all levels - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
14/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: steps her Department is taking to help ensure employment support is tailored to local labour market conditions - Speech Link
2: steps her Department is taking to help ensure employment support is tailored to local labour market conditions - Speech Link
3: week. Work coaches are indeed at the core of our employment offer, and this new increase will provide all - Speech Link
4: and local authorities to ensure that the right employment support is in place for airport workers and for - Speech Link
5: coronavirus job retention scheme and the self-employment income support scheme. We do recognise there - Speech Link
6: taking to support people of all ages to return to employment as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased. - Speech Link
7: taking to support people of all ages to return to employment as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased. - Speech Link

10. Immigration Skills Charge (Amendment) Regulations 2020
07/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: also applies if the employers wish to extend the employment for a further limited period. The charge is paid - Speech Link
2: businesses which recruit migrant workers who have skills that British workers do not. This is a thoroughly - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Skills and Employment
1. Skilled Workers: Vacancies
asked by: Lord Storey
22/05/2018
... how they intend to track the size and shape of skills shortages.

2. Skills Funding Agency: Contracts
asked by: Clive Lewis
26/11/2018
... what criteria are used to determine how prime contractors for Employment and Skills Funding Agency funding are permitted to set their management fees.

3. Offshore Industry: Conditions of Employment
asked by: Alex Cunningham
20/06/2019
... what steps he has taken to protect (a) employment and (b) skills in the North Sea drilling industry since January 2015.

4. Training
asked by: Sarah Champion
15/10/2020
... what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to consult with (a) businesses and (b) local authorities on funding for employment skills needed in the future.

5. Skilled Workers: Greater London
asked by: Helen Hayes
05/10/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of devolving skills and employment policy in the manner set out in that report.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
John Hayes Portrait
John Hayes
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Holland and The Deepings
Joined: 11th September 2019
Lord Norton of Louth Portrait
Lord Norton of Louth
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 11th September 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Drug Policy Reform , University
Baroness Garden of Frognal Portrait
Baroness Garden of Frognal
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Lord Lucas Portrait
Lord Lucas
Officer
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Robert Halfon Portrait
Robert Halfon
Officer
Conservative - Harlow
Joined: 11th September 2019
Nicola Richards Portrait
Nicola Richards
Officer
Conservative - West Bromwich East
Joined: 20th May 2020
Nick Fletcher Portrait
Nick Fletcher
Officer
Conservative - Don Valley
Joined: 20th May 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir John Hayes MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1389.

Email: hayesj@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Simon Kelleher, Policy Connect, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR. Tel: 0207 202 8576

Email: simon.kelleher@policyconnect.org.uk

Secretariat:

Policy Connect acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apgse/home

Benefits in Kind
Date
12 Feb 2020
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Policy Connect is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: ACCA, AELP, APM UK, CILEx, City and Guilds, CPD Standards Office, Edge Foundation, FETL, HVM Catapult, Jisc, LCBT, Learning and Work Institute, LTE Group, Metaswitch Networks, SEMTA, Shakespeare Martineau, South Thames Colleges Group, UCU, WorldSkills UK   From : 12/02/2020 To : 11/02/2021
Value
£40,501
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£79,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£79,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Policy Connect
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£88,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
10 Apr 2017
Source
City & Guilds
Value
£5,950
Date
21 Mar 2017
Source
HVM Catapult
Value
£2,500
Date
16 Mar 2017
Source
Edge
Value
£3,750
Date
15 Mar 2017
Source
ACCA
Value
£5,950
Date
2 Mar 2017
Source
Cilex
Value
£1,875
Date
1 Mar 2017
Source
OCR
Value
£6,400
Date
1 Mar 2017
Source
Semta
Value
£3,500
Date
28 Feb 2017
Source
The Manchester College
Value
£3,750
Date
25 Dec 2016
Source
OCR
Value
£3,750
Date
15 Dec 2016
Source
Hadlow College
Value
£3,750
Date
30 Nov 2016
Source
HVM Catapult
Value
£3,750
Date
25 Nov 2016
Source
KFC
Value
£5,750
Date
17 Nov 2016
Source
FAB
Value
£3,333
Date
15 Nov 2016
Source
Edge
Value
£3,750
Date
15 Nov 2016
Source
AELP
Value
£5,950
Date
14 Nov 2016
Source
ASDAN
Value
£3,750
Date
30 Sep 2016
Source
CILEX
Value
£1,875
Date
30 Sep 2016
Source
Pearson
Value
£5,950
Date
23 Sep 2016
Source
Find a Future
Value
£3,750
Date
14 Sep 2016
Source
OCR
Value
£3,750
Date
26 Jul 2016
Source
South Thames College
Value
£3,750
Date
14 Jul 2016
Source
Edge
Value
£3,750
Date
13 Jun 2016
Source
Metaswitch Networks
Value
£3,750
Date
18 May 2016
Source
OCR
Value
£3,750
Date
18 May 2016
Source
TH PR DE CON LTD
Value
£3,750
Date
31 Mar 2016
Source
CILEX
Value
£1,875
Date
17 Mar 2016
Source
Manchester College
Value
£3,750
Date
16 Mar 2016
Source
ACCA
Value
£5,950
Date
15 Feb 2016
Source
City & Guilds
Value
£5,950
Date
12 Feb 2016
Source
Further Education Trust for Leadership
Value
£3,750
Date
20 Jan 2016
Source
OCR
Value
£3,500
Date
6 Nov 2015
Source
Pearson
Value
£5,950
Date
5 Nov 2015
Source
UCU
Value
£3,750
Date
4 Oct 2015
Source
UCU
Value
£3,750
Date
30 Sep 2015
Source
OCR
Value
£3,500
Date
28 Sep 2015
Source
KFC
Value
£5,950
Date
18 Sep 2015
Source
EMFEC
Value
£3,750
Date
10 Sep 2015
Source
AAT
Value
£3,750
Date
10 Aug 2015
Source
AAT
Value
£3,750
Date
10 Aug 2015
Source
Edge
Value
£3,750
Date
24 Jul 2015
Source
CILEX
Value
£1,875
Date
22 Jul 2015
Source
Find a Future
Value
£3,750
Date
6 Jul 2015
Source
A4E
Value
£3,750
Date
23 Jun 2015
Source
Education and Training Foundation
Value
£3,750
Date
29 May 2015
Source
South Thames College
Value
£3,500
Date
29 May 2015
Source
157 Group
Value
£3,500
Date
27 Mar 2015
Source
Association of Accounting Technicians
Value
£4,500
Date
27 Mar 2015
Source
Association of Accounting Technicians
Value
£3,750
Date
20 Mar 2015
Source
Interserve
Value
£5,950
Date
20 Mar 2015
Source
The Manchester College Group
Value
£3,750
Date
12 Mar 2015
Source
Metaswitch Networks
Value
£3,750
Date
27 Feb 2015
Source
Skills Active
Value
£5,950
Date
20 Jan 2015
Source
City & Guilds
Value
£5,950
Date
20 Jan 2015
Source
Further Education Trust for Leadership
Value
£3,750
Former APPG Officers
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Co-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Wolf of Dulwich Portrait
Baroness Wolf of Dulwich
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 11th September 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ben Bradley Portrait
Ben Bradley
Officer
Conservative - Mansfield
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Bim Afolami Portrait
Bim Afolami
Officer
Conservative - Hitchin and Harpenden
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Layla Moran Portrait
Layla Moran
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 31st July 2019
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Officer
Conservative - Redditch
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 31st July 2019
2 APPG Memberships
Data Analytics , Women's Health
Heidi Allen Portrait
Heidi Allen
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for South Cambridgeshire
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Marion Fellows Portrait
Marion Fellows
Officer
Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
John Stevenson Portrait
John Stevenson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Carlisle
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
Baroness Sharp of Guildford Portrait
Baroness Sharp of Guildford
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Retired on 31 July 2016
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
No other APPG Memberships