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Saturday, 5th July 2014

UK: Making the Grade: How Government Investment in Further Education Can Benefit Single Parents and the State

Source: Gingerbread (UK)

From Top Findings:

Our new research has found that single parents with intermediate qualifications can:

• Earn more money, a difference of £1,500 a year on average if working 30 hours a week
• Compete better for jobs
• Spend less time out-of-work
• Have improved job security....

All too often single parents who are looking for work are not allowed to take further education courses, or are told they must give up a course they’ve already started in order to take a job. Help to pay for a level 3 course is no longer available; single parents over the age of 24 are expected to take out a loan to pay for course fees. The prospect of getting into debit to pay for a course will be a barrier to some single parents, meaning they risk getting stuck in low paid jobs without a chance to progress and increase their earnings.

But supporting single parents to skill up brings wider benefits. It contributes to a more productive workforce and a growing economy, increases the amount of money the government can collect in taxes and reduces the amount of money it pays out in benefits. In fact, the government could gain up to £670 million over seven years if it invests in training single parents.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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