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Posts Tagged: Skills
Low paid and part-time jobs. Poor digital and physical connectivity. A lack of qualifications. We need to level up too.
Michael Goode: How to close the inspiration gap in schools between students’ ability and their outcomes
Looking back on my schooldays, I can see how little we had in terms of inspiration. We simply didn’t know what we could aim for.
Nick Maughan: How the Turing Scheme can, with the right investment, inspire the next digital generation
As our reliance on technology grows, we must support young people to develop the skills required to thrive in a digital world.
The more radical his plans are, the more resistance there will be. But one can’t serve up a municipal omelette without breaking eggs.
Regional control over adult education is already helping to deliver significant results in skills.
John Redwood: The UK’s reliance on cheap labour to fill occupational shortages has always been wrong – and a barrier to innovation
If a business has easy access to low paid labour it will put off improving its technological processes.
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Nick King: Levelling up. The challenge is less defining it than delivering it, for which Johnson will need the private sector.
The first of a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about the most distinctive of the Prime Minister’s big aims.
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.
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
The Government can’t deliver levelling up without more supply-side change, localism and public service reform.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Andy Street: I haven’t raised a mayoral tax during my term, and commit to not doing so if I’m re-elected
It’s not surprising that I do things differently, since I came to the role from a business background, rather than via the world of politics.