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1 Bath & North East Somerset Work and wellbeing John Wilkinson, Acting Director Regeneration, Skills and Employment 18 th September 2013

2 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit Context National Marmot review Local Health and wellbeing strategy Economic strategy and core strategy Enterprise Area

3 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit Marmot review ‘People with higher socio economic position in society have a greater array of life chances and more opportunities to lead a flourishing life. They also have better health. The two are linked’ ‘People with university degrees have better health and live longer lives than those without’

4 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit B&NES figures 8,000 claiming out of work benefits, of which: 6,000 claiming for more than 2 years 4,800 on incapacity benefit (E&SA) Mainly male 30% aged Many inactive since late 1990s Often related to mental health 830 lone parents on income support

5 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit

6 Life Course

7 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit

8 A few Marmot review recommendations… Provide easily accessible support and advice for year olds Provide work based learning, including apprentices Prioritise active labour market programmes Promote equality guidance and stress management guidelines to employers Promote flexible retirement Encourage flexible employment

9 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit Some current B&NES work…(there are lots of others too) Worklessness programme B&NES Council policy on apprentices, work placements, interns S106 agreements/Social Value Act Learning & Skills Partnership Project search Affordable housing delivery Connecting families Work with CURO

10 Quick case study: Bath City Riverside Enterprise Area

11 4,200 Homes £38m in NHB over 20yrs 9,200 Jobs £400m uplift in GVA pa New Commercial Floor Space under City Deal Business Rate Uplift £4.2m pa uplift £70.6m over 25yrs Outcome

12 Making Bath & North East Somerset an even better place to live, work & visit Some questions… What should the B&NES economic strategy measure as success? Moving from economic growth to wellbeing… What is ‘fair employment’ and ‘good work’? How would we promote ‘wellbeing’ in the Enterprise Zone? What best practise is out there?


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