29 Mar Arise Attends House of Commons Meeting with Employment Minister
Arise has this week attended an All Party Group on Skills and Employment, hosted at the House of Commons and attended by the current Minister for Employment, Mark Hoban MP for Fareham. Both Karin Elliott and Dickon Moon from Arise attended the event, and were asked to sit in on the round table discussions along with a series of cross party MP’s, Work Programme Providers, political Think Tanks and analysts from across the UK.
Chaired by Nic Dakin MP for Scunthorpe and then by Sheila Gilmore MP for Edinburgh East, the discussion was in two parts, covering Learning, Skills & Employment in the first half, and then the Ministers outlook on employment and the Work Programme. Central to the discussions was the fact that part-time and home working options require far more political support as they open a vast array of options to a far greater percentage of the working population. The Arise virtual working model clearly speaks to the entire spectrum in this sphere, and the various submissions by Karin and Dickon were well received as the company continues to place itself at the centre of discussions on the future of work in the UK.