There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
Posts Tagged: Apprenticeships
Ben Everitt: Why the plan for a technical university in Milton Keynes offers new opportunities for higher education – and business
Free Schools spotted a gap in the market and provided a solution to fill it. This initiative has the potential to do the same.
I believe this is a moment of opportunity, when we should become a nation that champions people who start a business.
Richard Holden: My young constituents want to pay less tax and afford a home. We must lift the University debts that hold them back.
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
Support small businesses, focus on the skills deficit, have the public sector set a stronger example, and more degree apprenticeships.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
Charlotte Pickles: Ten million people are at risk of becoming unemployed. They must be Sunak’s priority this week.
The Chancellor should use his statement on Wednesday to announce a comprehensive and ambitious plan to counter the threat.
Never underestimate the power of Labour. Its message of helping the underdog and the poor is enduring, still popular and extremely potent.
This ambitious business case is based on our experiences not only of recovering from the last downturn, but on the successes of the last three years.
Robert Halfon: There must be no tax rises for lower income voters to help meet the costs of the virus
No fuel duty rises, self-employed taxes, income tax rises, more taxes on food and drink – and the like.
The Government has sat on its hands over the National Retraining Scheme. Ministers need to deliver it – with laid-off workers in the fast lane.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.
Plus: More Ronseal, please. And: If the Treasury wants to flick multiple V-signs at blue collar voters, it will put up fuel duty.
Ben Gadsby: Yes, the tuition fee system is working. And, no, there aren’t too many young people in higher education.
Too often, discussions about the sector generate more heat than light – and the light falls in the wrong place. We can do better.
The Apprenticeship Levy is not working. Greater flexibility is needed so employers boost spending on high-quality training.