Welcome to Bedford Borough Council

 
Our Services A - Z :
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
 

Priorities and key issues

  • Connect those most in need to jobs, services and opportunitie
  • Targeted support to overcome barriers to economic participation
  • Support businesses to create additional jobs
  • Improve the employability of school leavers
  • Increase apprenticeships, particularly for 16-24 year old
  • Facilitate closer partnerships between the private sector and training providers to promote demand-led skills development
  • Increase skills investment in growth sectors, reinforcing their growth potential

 

[1]In July 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK Government will introduce a compulsory ‘national living wage’ from April 2016 at the rate of £7.20 per hour for those aged 25+.  This compares to the current UK Living Wage of £8.25 per hour (outside London).

 

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References

Barrett, R. (2010) ‘Disadvantaged groups in the labour market’, Economic and Labour Market Review, 4 (6) pp. 18-24

Bedford Borough Council (2010) A 2010 Local Economic Assessment for Bedford. Available at http://www.bedford.gov.uk/business/strategies,_plans_and_research.aspx

Bedford Borough Council (2011) Economic Development Strategy: Shaping Bedford Borough’s Economy.

Bedford Borough Council (2013) Bedford’s Growth Plan: Stimulating Economic Growth

BMG Research (2013) Bedford Business Survey 2012, prepared for Bedford Borough Council.

Centre for Mental Health (2013) Briefing 47: Barriers to employment: what works for people with mental health problems

Local Government Improvement and Development, and the National Mental Health Development Unit (2010) The Role of Local Government in promoting Wellbeing.

London Health Inequalities Network (2013) Keeping well in hard times: Protecting and improving health and wellbeing during an income shortfall.  Available at:

http://www.lho.org.uk/LHO_Topics/National_Lead_Areas/LHIN.aspx

Marmot, M. (2010) Marmot Review – Fair Society, Healthy Lives: A Strategic review of Health Inequalities in England. Available at (large file)

http://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/projects/fair-society-healthy-lives-the-marmot-review/fair-society-healthy-lives-full-report

Office for National Statistics (2011) People with disabilities in the labour market.

Office for National Statistics (2015) Estimates of employee jobs paid less than the living wage in London and other parts of the UK (2014).

Trotter, R (2013) Work in progress: rethinking employment support for disabled people.  Published by Mencap, Action on Hearing Loss, Mind, RNIB and Scope.

Tinsley, A (2012) Too much to lose: Understanding and supporting Britain’s older workers, Policy Exchange.

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