UK Commission for Employment and Skills

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UK Commission for Employment and Skills
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Abbreviation UKCES
Formation April 1, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-04-01)
Type Quango
Legal status
Company limited by guarantee (No.6425800)
Purpose Producing labour market intelligence; increasing employer investment in skills and providing strategic advice and insight on skills and employment issues throughout the UK
Headquarters Renaissance House
Location Adwick Park, Wath-upon-Dearne, S63 5NB
Region served
UK
Membership Sector Skills Councils
Chief Executive
Michael Davis
Main organ
Commission (Chairman - Charlie Mayfield)
Parent organization
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Education, Department for Employment and Learning
Affiliations Sector Skills Councils
Budget £63.5 million(2011-2)[1]
Website UKCES

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills is a non-departmental public body that provides advice on skills and employment policy to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations.

History[edit]

Created on 1 April 2008, as a key recommendation of the 2006 Leitch Review[2] of Skills, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body which supersedes the former Sector Skills Development Agency and the National Employment Panel.

It had been registered as a company on 13 November 2007.

It survived the 2010 Cabinet Office Review of Public Bodies, also known as the bonfire of the quangos, and was given the green light on 24 February 2011 to continue as a NDPB. Along with other NDPBs, it is subject to a triennial review conducted by HM Government.

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills also owns Investors in People.

It is chaired by Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and employs approximately 100 staff based in Wath-upon-Dearne (South Yorkshire) and Westminster (London).

Structure[edit]

The UK Commission is chaired by Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, who succeeded the inaugural chairman, Sir Michael Rake in November 2010.[3] The Chief Executive is Michael Davis. It is led by 30 Commissioners, comprising business people, trade unionists and education, employment and skills experts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual report 2011/12". UK Commission for Employment and Skills. p. 32. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Leitch Review of Skills: Prosperity for all in the global economy - world class skills - Final Report, HM Treasury, December 2006
  3. ^ "Charlie Mayfield". Leadership team. UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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