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Older people and skills in a changing economy

UK Commission for Employment and Skills
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Older people and skills in a changing economy Briefing Paper Series September 2011 Older people and skills in a changing economy Professor Stephen McNair September 2011 Views expressed by the author of this Briefing Paper are not necessarily those of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. iii Foreword The UK Commission for Employment and Skills is a social partnership, led by Commissioners from large and small employers, trade unions and the voluntary sector. Our mission is to raise skill levels to help drive enterprise, create more and better jobs and promote economic growth. Our strategic objectives are to:  provide outstanding labour market intelligence which helps businesses and people make the best choices for them;  work with businesses to develop the best market solutions which leverage greater investment in skills;  maximise the impact of employment and skills policies and employer behaviour to support jobs and growth and secure an internationally competitive skills base. These strategic objectives are supported by a research programme that provides a robust evidence base for our insights and actions and which draws on good practice and the most innovative thinking. The research programme is underpinned by a number of core principles including the importance of: ensuring „relevance‟ to our most pressing strategic priorities; „salience‟ and effectively translating and sharing the key insights we find; international benchmarking and drawing insights from good practice abroad; high quality analysis which is leading edge, robust and action orientated; being responsive to immediate needs as well as taking a longer term perspective. We also work closely with key partners to

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