Covid-19 Research and Reports

Policy Initiatives and CDI Papers

An analysis of May claimant counts and the furlough scheme - looks at change and at absolute numbers by local authority area (Emsi, June 2020)

Towards a robust, resilient wellbeing economy for Scotland argues for a guarantee of two years secure employment for young people - Scottish Government Advisory Group on Economic Recovery (June 2020)

Opportunity Guarantee: an open letter to the Prime Minister - CDI with numerous other organisations (June 2020)

 An emergency career development plan to maintain productivity and progression post-Covid-19 - Career Development Policy Group (June 2020)

Covid-19 impact - a report on the effects of Covid-19 on students' wellbeing and next steps - Unifrog (June 2020)

Reports on the impact of Covid-19 on the economic situation in Scotland (08 June 2020) and Wales (April 2020)

Covid-19: Where Do I Go for Careers Support?-  dmh associates, supported by CDI and Careers England (May 2020)

Education Select Committee - Call for evidence: The impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services - CDI (May 2020)

Taskforce on employment and career development as part of the response to Covid-19 - Career Development Policy Group (May 2020) 

Help wanted: getting Britain back to work - Learning and Work Institute (May 2020)

School-to-work transitions during coronavirus: Lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis - OECD Education and Skills Today, written by Ingrid Schoon, UCL Institute of Education and Anthony Mann, OECD (May 2020)

Help wanted: getting Britain back to work - prepared by a group of experts from research institutes, think tanks, former government advisers, labour market experts and organisations working in education, training and employment services (May 2020)

Growing pains: the impact of leaving education during a recession on earnings and employment - Resolution Foundation Briefing paper, supported by Nuffield Foundation (May 2020)

Class of 2020: Education leavers in the current crisis - Resolution Foundation Briefing paper, supported by Nuffield Foundation (May 2020)

Covid-19 impacts: university access - Sutton Trust (May 2020)

Securing a place for young people in the nation's economic recovery: a rapid response to Covid-19 - Youth Employment Group (May 2020)

Covid-19 and social mobility - LSE Centre for Economic Performance (May 2020)

Navigating the storm: the role of careers services during a pandemic - Article by Hooley and Binnie in Prospects Luminate (May 2020)

Seven days, seven ways: how career development prepared me for this pandemic - Sareena Hopkins, CCDF (May 2020)

Call for 'September Promise' from Education Secretary as 100,000 young people may struggle to enter the labour market after Covid19 - Association of Colleges (May 2020)

Preventing exclusion from the labour market: tackling the Covid-19 youth employment crisis - ILO Policy Brief (May 2020)

Young people face a jobless future - unless ministers learn from the past - Polly Toynbee in The Guardian (01 May 2020)

Do the self-employed have a future in the UK? Blog by Chris Warhurst, Warwick Institute for Employment Research, on the risks facing the 16% of the UK workforce that is self-employed, and government action that is needed (April 2020)

Open for business? Students' views on entering the labour market - Higher Education Policy Institute, Policy Note 22 (April 2020)

The Apprenticeship Sector's resilience to Covid-19 - Briefing note by the Federation of Industry Sector Skills & Standards (April 2020)

Covid-19 and post-16 education: planning for a very different September - discussion paper by NCFE and the Campaign for Learning (April 2020)

Young, vulnerable, and increasing - why we need to start worrying more about youth unemployment - Youth Futures Foundation and Impetus (April 2020)

Out of Sight? Vulnerable young people: Covid-19 response - National Youth Agency (April 2020)

Risky business - economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis on different groups of workers - Resolution Foundation (April 2020)

The coronavirus is a time when career guidance is deperately needed - Tristram Hooley interview with Educaweb (April 2020)

Covid-19 and the career development sector: impact and recommendations - Canadian Career Development Foundation (April 2020)


Covid-19 impacts the labour market. LMI updates for members can be found in the CPD Resources in the Members' Area