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.
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Budget 2) John Glen: The challenges we face of the virus and of weak productivity can’t be met by the repetition of small state mantras
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.
The Apprenticeship Levy is not working. Greater flexibility is needed so employers boost spending on high-quality training.
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?
Ben Bradley: Let’s stop forcing all pupils down an academic path – and free some instead to prepare for the world of work
Both kinds of school have a place, and more besides. It needs to be a choice. Education is not ‘one-size fits all’, it’s ‘horses for courses’.
The Treasury fights back. How it plans to drive radical reform – and become “the Government’s internal think tank”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
Andy Street: Levelling up for the Midlands and North. Javid must tear up the Treasury rules to make sure it happens.
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
This year’s Security, Defence and Foreign Policy review provides an excellent opportunity to reinforce Britain’s place as a leader in this field.
Not being white remains the number one demographic predictor of not voting Tory.
The fifth piece in our series this week about what the Tory Manifesto should look like.
Andy Street: Brownfield First works in the West Midlands. The Conservatives should commit to rolling it out elsewhere.
Our pledge has been to look first to these former industrial sites, to reclaim them and clean them up, when developers come knocking on the door.
A free resource created by left-wing campaigners is nonetheless a useful opportunity for grassroots Tory press officers to up their game.
Daniel Rossall-Valentine: Tech now underpins prosperity in every sector – so to thrive, we need more engineers
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.