Call for evidence: summary of responses

In November 2022, the Commission launched a Call for Evidence, which sought views on what is working well within the current system, what could be improved and what learning could help to shape future reforms. The Commission asked in particular about how employment support:

  • can work better for individuals, and particularly for those more disadvantaged in the labour market;
  • can meet the needs of employers, both to fill their jobs and support good work;
  • is organised and governed, including the role of the UK, devolved and local government and how services join up and work together locally; and
  • can meet the needs of our future economy and society – supporting growth, economic change, an ageing population and transition to Net Zero.

The Commission received responses from 95 stakeholders, with a total of 249 pieces of evidence overall. For each of the thematic areas, the Commission received examples of good practice from across the UK and internationally. We are grateful for all those who contributed their expertise and views and are currently reviewing each of these submissions in detail. This short paper is a summary of the emerging themes from the Call for Evidence. It captures key themes from an initial review and is not exhaustive. A more detailed analysis of the evidence received will be included in the interim report from the commission which will be published in summer 2023.

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