If not we risk failing to empower people to train or upskill for good jobs, and losing the economic growth our nation needs.
Posts Tagged: Further Education
Never mind that such a person would never pay off what they owe: the eye-watering fact is that interest itself becomes 68 per cent of the total debt.
Gavin Williamson: Skills, jobs and freedom. My priorities for this week’s Queen’s Speech – and the year ahead.
Our new Lifelong Loan Entitlement will give everyone the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.
Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
Rama Thirunamachandran: Modern universities and their graduates are a necessity, not a luxury, in a post-Covid Britain
These institutions play a vital role – despite what commentators, and sometimes politicians, say.
Dean Godson: It’s easier for the right to move left on economics than for the left to move right on culture. That’s a plus for Johnson.
The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
David Willetts: The Government is wrong to propose cutting back on Universal Credit while the triple lock remains untouched
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
Edward Peck: The Government is right to set its sights on technical education. But it needs serious investment too.
A piecemeal and half-hearted approach to funding skills-based education and training has undermined serious progress in this area for decades.
Over to them goes the problem of sorting the future of an inrush of students brandishing far better results than were expected.
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.
Researchers estimated that “a third and half of those reviewing a grant bid would mark it lower if it took a right-wing perspective”
Alexander Woolf: My economic views are mainstream – but have been almost impossible to air at Britain’s universities
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
Julian Brazier: The time is now for university reform. Here’s how we fix Britain’s broken institutions.
One way in which we can achieve this is by formally splitting courses into three categories.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
The world of work has moved on, so that training, and indeed retraining, needs to happen not just for 18 year olds, but everyone throughout their lives.