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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 chaired by Barry Sheerman MP and Jacqui Henderson CBE. Commission members include parliamentarians from all the main parties, and highly experienced practitioners from across the skills sector.

The Commission carries out research inquiries and makes recommendations for skills policy reform. Recent research has explored social mobility and apprenticeshiceships, English and maths at keystage 5 and lifelong learning. 

Skills Commission commitment to transparency and scrutiny

The Skills Commission is committed to ensuring its activities and funding are transparent. The Commission regularly makes representations to Government on key education issues, working widely to oimprove public 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, not-for-profit think tank. Policy Connect is fully 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. Our Ethical Standards can be seen here

The Education and Skills Team at Policy Connect is supported the Further Education Trust for LeadershipEdge Foundation, Skills and Education Group and Jisc

This is not an official feed of the House of Commons or 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 Commission.