This section includes publications from the UK Commission, a collection of collaborative outputs and the archive of SSDA publications.
4 May 2009
This summary of Ambition 2020 highlights the key findings of the main report. It then goes further to outline the Commission's view of the actions that are required for the employment and skills system to respond to our current difficult economic conditions and to lay the foundations for recovery.
7 Sep 2009
This technical report accompanies the main Ambition 2020 report. The technical report presents the approach the UK Commission for Employment and Skills took in 2009 to forecasting progress towards making the UK a world leader in employment and skills by 2020, and the data considerations involved.
7 Sep 2009
The 'Ambition 2020' Report is the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ first annual assessment of the progress towards making the UK a world leader in employment and skills by 2020. It monitors progress on our World Class Skills and Jobs Ambition and against our international competitors in the context of (i) the ‘Leitch’ Ambition for 2020; and (ii) the aims and priorities for the four nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It seeks to provide a sound evidence base for advice on strategies, policies and measures needed to increase skills, employment and productivity. This first report also provides a baseline from which to assess future progress.
Ambition 2020: World Class Skills and Jobs for the UK: Key Findings and Implications for Action: The 2010 Report
12 Jul 2010
This report is our second annual assessment of how well we are doing and what we need to do to achieve our ambition to be World Class by 2020. It aims to provide a sound evidence base and an agenda on which future success can be built.
5 Jul 2010
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills was established to advise Government on the policies, strategies, and measures that we need as a country to achieve our World Class Ambition of being one of the top eight countries in the world for skills, jobs and productivity. We believe that there can be little more important than equipping the UK with the skills it needs, for the jobs it needs, today and tomorrow.
5 Oct 2009
The UK Commission has just published ‘Towards Ambition 2020: skills, jobs, growth’. This is a report which contains our advice to government on how the UK’s education, employment and skills systems could be simplified, made more effective and become more responsive to the needs of their customers.
8 Feb 2010
Scotland’s future prospects – its route out of recession, its chances of a successful recovery, and sustainable economic progress thereafter – depend on the industries, businesses and jobs it is able to create, and on having the skilled workforce it needs to do those jobs well.
7 Dec 2009
Mae rhagolygon y DU i’r dyfodol – ein llwybr allan o’r dirwasgiad, ein cyfleoedd am adferiad llwyddiannus a chynnydd economaidd cynaliadwy wedi hynny – yn ddibynnol ar y diwydiannau a’r swyddi yr ydym ni’n medru eu creu, ac ar gael y gweithlu medrus sydd ei hangen arnom i wneud y swyddi hynny’n dda.
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