Work and Health Programme evaluation: synthesis report(link is external)

This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Work and Health Programme (WHP).

No Time to Step Back: the government’s Menopause Employment Champion(link is external)

Guidance to help recruit, support, and retain women experiencing menopause and stop women considering giving up their employment.

Tech start-ups boosted by access to skills and science from Exeter to Edinburgh(link is external)

Start-ups across the UK will receive access to the latest scientific research, business coaching and help to raise capital from universities and business experts. Announced on Thursday 19 October 2023, seven organisations are to receive funding to run programmes to support tech and digital businesses.

Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over, trends over time: September 2023(link is external)

Statistics showing the trends over time in the economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over.

Plan for Jobs and employment support: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report(link is external)

The Work and Pensions Committee has today published the Government response to its report on the Plan for Jobs and employment support programmes(link is external)Read the Government response(link is external).

Thousands of free and affordable events for families this half term(link is external)

An interactive map showing thousands of low and no-cost events across the country to help plan your half term activities.


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  • Second Cost of Living payment – Help for Households
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme for Winter 2023/24
  • Make Things Right campaign
  • Made With Care 2023 campaign to expand social care workforce
  • Regional Stakeholder Network chair vacancies.

Government invests £200 million to drive innovation and get more zero emission trucks on our roads(link is external)

New funding will create new jobs and provide crucial infrastructure to help the haulage sector decarbonise.