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The Skills Commission is an independent body comprising leading figures from across the education sector that meets to discuss important issues in skills, training and further education policy.

The Commission is co-chaired by Barry Sheerman MP and Dame Ruth Silver. Commission members include parliamentarians from all the main parties, and highly experienced practitioners from across the skills sector.

The Commission carries out research and makes recommendations for skills policy reform. Recent research has explored the changing structures of work, the 14-19 system of education and training and intervention in FE.

Skills Commission commitment to transparency and scrutiny

The Skills Commission is entirely committed to ensuring its activities and funding are entirely transparent. The Commission regularly makes representations to Government on key education issues, campaigning widely for improved policy across government departments. Under no circumstances does the Commission endorse, support, lobby for or campaign on behalf of one organisation. 

The Commission operates according to a strict Code of Governance. The Commission is administered by Policy Connect, a cross-party, non-profit think tank based in Southwark. Policy Connect is entirely committed to upholding the principle of transparency in UK parliamentary and public affairs and welcomes any questions you may have on its work and activities. 

The Education and Skills Team at Policy Connect is supported the Edge Foundation and OCR

This is not an official feed of the House of Commons of the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. This commission is an informal group of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in the webpages are those of the group.