Westminster Employment Forum

Next steps for skills devolution in England - funding, leadership and developing place-based industrial strategies

October 2018

On the day delegates discussed empowering the regions by developing an integrated and devolved employment service. There was focus on decentralising skills policy, sources of funding and advocating for future deals as well as improving regional productivity.

Attendees discussed how local employers can be encouraged to engage with schools and educational providers to extend the number of encounters children have with employers, as well as how Mayoral Combined Authorities and LEPs anticipate future skill requirements to ensure these encounters include employers from growth sectors.

There was also a session on the role of Metro Mayors, looking at the steps that can be taken to encourage employers to make use of apprenticeships along with providing local leadership to meet skills needs.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Employment Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates