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25/05/2021

Impetus launches £3m 'Engage Fund' to tackle school exclusions

New partnership with The Henry Smith Charity to back charities tackling school exclusions

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01/03/2021

What we're hoping to see in the Chancellor's Budget

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have been hit hardest by this pandemic, in both their education and in the jobs market - their needs must be addressed by the Chancellor in the upcoming budget so they can avoid the long-term scarring effects of learning loss and long-term unemployment.

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11/02/2021

Latest HESA statistics show why we must protect widening participation funding

The negative rhetoric about how so many – oftentimes too many – young people are going into higher education is becoming increasingly common.

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18/12/2020

Collaborating our way through COVID-19

2020 has been tough, but our young people are resilient and inventive. We’ve seen many of them meet the hurdles that this year has thrown at them head on and overcome them with ingenuity.

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27/11/2020

Now's the time for a scientific approach to social policy

I joined Impetus as Director of Public Affairs in June 2016, the week the UK voted to leave the EU. Four and a half years on, the UK is preparing to leave. And my time is up too.

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24/07/2020

The Chancellor’s announcement is a well baked cake – here’s how to ice it

Recently, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs. Our Director of Policy, Sam Windett, shares our response and what we should do next.

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