Election 2021 issue brief: The employability landscape in Scotland

Given the 2021 Scottish Election just around the corner, this article focuses on the programmes and funds for employability that are part of Scottish Government policy. The article reviews the pre and post Smith Commission periods, the recent changes due to Covid-19, and what might be coming up next for employability policy.

Transitions from school to paid employment for adults with learning disabilities: a parent’s perspective

As part of the Fraser of Allander’s programme of work looking at support and opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, we are keen to learn from people with direct experience of living with a learning disability and those in their support network. In this blog, we hear from the parents of Andrew with their reflections about what support they feel would have helped the transition from school to paid employment.

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A cautionary look at what the new earnings data can tell us about the impact of the pandemic.

The Covid pandemic has had a huge impact on our working lives but tracking this in the available economic survey data has proven challenging. This week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest results from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) but these too have been affected by challenges around Covid 19.