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Education: Standards

Question for Department for Education

UIN 132350, tabled on 1 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the Unit for Future Skills is planned to work alongside Local Skills Improvement Plans.

Answered on

7 March 2022

The Unit for Future Skills is being set up to bring together data and intelligence on skills and jobs from across government. This will be made available to local and central government, employers, the education sector and academics, and to individuals.

An early focus for its work will be to provide data and evidence to employer representative bodies and other local partners. This is so Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs) can be built on the best available skills, labour market information, and insights. The unit will be drawing on lessons learned from the trailblazer LSIPs to understand how it can best support employer representative bodies and local stakeholders when LSIPs are rolled out nationally.

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