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DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT (DfEE)

UNITED KINGDOM
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT (DfEE)

In July 1995, as part of a wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle, the merger of the Department For Education (DFE) and the Employment Department (ED) was announced. The new ministry is styled the Department For Education and Employment (DfEE) and is responsible for all aspects of education and training, including nursery education, schools, further education, higher education, academic and vocational qualifications, youth training, training for the adult employed and unemployed, careers guidance, and education/business links. Not all of the old Employment Department's functions transferred over to the new department. Industrial relations (including pay, redundancy payment systems, industrial tribunals , and ACAS ) went to the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), while responsibility for health and safety moved to the Department of the Environment (DoE), and employment statistics and labour market surveys transferred to a new central statistics service.



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