Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
Posts Tagged: Further Education
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
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.
Mark Harper: Here are the reforms we need to make to the Apprenticeship Levy, Further Education and student funding
Shifting the focus to FE is not only the right thing to do, but would send a powerful message.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
It is funded at a lower level than schools, and yet is expected to put right much that has gone wrong. Technical courses need higher esteem.
Scott Kelly: Technical education is still too narrow, and flaws in the apprenticeship levy are hindering progress
The Government must act now, or risk a generation of school leavers missing out on the opportunity to acquire technical skills.
Robert Halfon: Apprenticeship funding is good, but the Chancellor should do more to back skills as a tool of social justice
We must rebalance Further and Higher Education, and ensure that those with most to gain from up-skilling actually get the opportunity to do so.
James Frayne: Focusing on university fees neglects the most important and potent parts of the new education review
Vocational and technical education are key to changing lives, and hold the potential to change people’s votes, too. They should dominate the Government’s attention.
Rebecca Lowe: If May’s review is to be meaningful, it must shatter the illusion that all universities are equal
She will, today, talk of “identify[ing] ways to help young people make more effective choices when they leave school”. This could be promising.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
Divert funds from easing tuition fees into funding Further Education; sensible railway investment in the North; and refocus devolution on cities.
The second in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.