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August 2014 edition of the research bulletin (PDF, 25 pages, 542KB)

Featured this month:

Supply chain for skills and employment survey report 2014
This survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team in Spring 2014 in order to inform the LGA's development of a place-based approach to put councils at the centre of commissioning employment, skills and welfare.

Food waste within global food systems
A report commissioned by the UK's Global Food Security (GFS) programme has outlined the vital priorities for future research to address the growing problem of food waste.

Employment, pay and poverty: evidence and policy review
This report, published by the Work Foundation examines the relationship between employment, pay and poverty.

Progress made by high-attaining children from disadvantaged backgrounds
This report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission looks at the education trajectories of high-achieving children in Great Britain from disadvantaged backgrounds, comparing their progress to their more advantaged peers.

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