With the Covid crisis and its impacts on our economy evident and plans to level up the economy through the recovery becoming real, the need for a national debate on numeracy is now an urgent one. Read more
With each new announcement, it becomes clearer what levelling up really means. It also raises new questions as to whether the government will truly be able to improve people’s lives in a meaningful way. Read more
The evidence submitted through this process will shape the Commission on Civil Society's priorities and contribute to research content produced over the course of the Commission’s life cycle. Read more
The societal costs of problem debt are likely to top £1 billion this year, with the taxpayer picking up the cost of additional mental health support and housing provision. Read more
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How the government can ensure the levelling up agenda makes the most difference to people’s lives, and the role civil society has to play in that.
16 million workers with low numeracy skills in the UK are estimated to be earning up to £1,600 less per year on average than if they had a basic level of numeracy skills Read more
The Commission is seeking insights, data and examples to help them better understand the current landscape for civil society and start developing ideas to achieve its ambitions. Read more
PBE responds to the Budget, focusing on emergency funding for charities, levelling up, and Universal Credit. Read more
If the government wants to ensure that levelling up truly makes a difference to people’s lives, it should take another look at what makes most difference. Read more
The country needs a wellbeing boost, and some need it more than others. A renewed focus on the benefits of volunteering might just offer a path. Read more