The UK is very well-placed to make the most of a technological boom age – except for one great and persisting tech weakness: a shortage of trained people.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
The second article in a three-part series explaining why adapting to a society and economy shaped by technology is key.
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
These opportunities and options should start far earlier in children’s lives, enabling a twin-track of skills training.
It is utterly confusing to provide 12,000 course options at Level 3 or below. The system must be reformed.
Practical skills such as bricklaying, electrical work, carpentry, and plumbing, can be taught alongside GCSEs.
All I am trying to do is give impetus to a national conversation about how our education system should prepare our young people for the future.
Shifting the focus to FE is not only the right thing to do, but would send a powerful message.
The third writer in our mini-series argues for a focus on finding and keeping good teachers. And asking tough questions of some PGCE courses.
The oft-maligned ‘gig economy’ is delivering flexibility, innovation, choice, and value to millions. But for it to keep doing so, we must adapt.
The description is misleading, and will deter young people from entering the sector. Ultimately, it will constrain the labour supply needed to build more houses.
We have a habit of looking back at policy platforms pursued by previous Conservative Governments, and attempting to bring back popular policies like a poor Hollywood remake.