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Stephen Evans

Stephen Evans

Stephen Evans

Chief Executive,
Learning and Work Institute

Stephen has been chief executive since 2016, following two years as deputy chief executive, and is responsible for overall leadership of the organisation, looking to maximise its reach and impact. He joined from Working Links, where he was director of policy and strategy. Prior to that he was director of employment and skills at the London Development Agency, commissioning programmes and leading the work of the London Skills and Employment Board. He has also been chief economist at the Social Market Foundation, and spent six years as senior policy advisor at HM Treasury, working on policy to cut child poverty, increase employment and boost productivity as well as the independent Leitch Review of skills.

  • Sharing the findings of the Learning and Work Institutes recent report ‘Bridging the Gap: next steps for the apprenticeship levy’
  • Assessing the underlying flaws of the apprenticeship levy and how to prevent the over-spend of the levy in the future
  • Tackling the growing funding gap to ensure sufficient funding for employers and opportunities for young people
  • Exploring what changes need to be implemented in order to meet the government’s target of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020