The British Chambers of Commerce are releasing  a range of reports addressing key national issues through the Future of the Economy initiative.

Recently released is their People and Work report, focusing on the need for 'more skilled, engaged and motivated people to contribute to the workforce'.

The report features much that has been highlighted through the work of LSIPs across the country and calls for the continuation of LSIPs led by employer representative bodies.

Recommendations include a 10 point plan for people and work:

1. Plan for growth

2. Better skills planning

3. Get the first steps right

4. Work-readiness

5. Incentives and reward private sector skills investment

6. Boost in-work progression through upskilling

7. Remove barriers to work

8. Promote workplace flexibility and a more equitable workplace culture

9. Support a healthier workforce

10. Make the immigration system work better for UK businesses

A local partnership between BAE Systems and Blackpool & The Fylde College is also featured as a case study, detailing how close links between employers and skills providers are of great benefit to businesses.

You can read the report here: BCC: Future of the Economy - People & Work

Other key issues being addressed are:

Green Innovation

Digital Revolution

Global Britain

Local Economy of the Future

You can keep up-to-date with the Future of the Economy initiative and read the reports when release here.

The BCC has chosen the North & Western Lancashire Chamber to host the launch of the Local Economy of the Future report. The launch will be at a special event on 20th Feb at Thwaites Brewery. There are limited places available and you can book your place here.


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North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Department for Education

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