The sixth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
And when it comes to paying for the crisis measures, as we must, taxes must not fall on younger workers.
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.
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”
Many of these institutions claim to be “safe spaces”. Not if you voted Conservative, though.
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.
This crisis, though we wish it could have been avoided – is a big wake-up call to these institutions that business cannot continue as normal.
The most deprived children are facing greater challenges to their education; Britain must remedy this disadvantage gap.
The restriction on the number of apprentices small businesses can take on should be lifted. FE colleges should boost entrepreneurship.
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
Plus: As of writing, I’ve had hardly any communications at all from constituents about the Coronavirus.