His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
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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.
The Government needs to listen to its critical friends and produce fast reform of this scheme to help Britain compete.
Robert Halfon: Skills, social justice, standards, and support for teachers. A four-part manifesto for the new Prime Minister.
By extending the ladder of opportunity to those who currently lack it, e can ensure the next generation climbs it.
By reforming our Party to grow and become more engaged with its members, we will become an even stronger force for good.
He’s a respected, experienced former Chief Whip – without the baggage of having sat around the Cabinet table during the past three years.
Alison Wolf: The Augar Review takes productivity, Industrial Strategy and skills seriously. Will the new Prime Minister listen?
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.