Another option would be for Ofsted to rate the school in question from “Outstanding” to “Inadequate” for its engagement and the breadth of its careers advice.
The Chancellor should also support life-long learning through training vouchers, and offer tax breaks for politically independent trade unions.
The 4IR should not be framed as people versus machines. It can – and should be – people empowered by machines.
Failing to help them transition to civilian life is not only a betrayal of those who serve, but a huge waste of their skills and expertise.
Not only will it free up much-needed capacity for commuters and freight on the existing network, but we’re ensuring a huge skills footprint too.
The second in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
They include both the working class vote being up for grabs…and the Party adapting to the changing nature of modern Britain.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Making the scheme more accessible and user-friendly would help, as would supporting unpaid internships, work experience placements and volunteering.
The next manifesto might propose breaking the link between student maintenance costs and parental income by introducing a universal loan.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
The opportunity for young people to gain high-level work related skills would also help bridge the social divide between those who have a degree and those who do not.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
Labour’s handouts must be exposed as a self-defeating deception – as must the danger of what happens when “there is no money left”.
The second part of a ConHome mini-series on the future of technical education after this general election.