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Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

With its "report stage" complete in the House of Lords, the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill is one step closer to becoming law. Despite the government's wishes, a number of amendments were passed into the bill, including a beefed up Baker clause and a focus of a portion of apprenticeship levy money on young people at lower levels.   By 50 votes, Lord Baker defeated the government in making legislation requiring secondary pupils [...]

By | 2021-10-28T10:39:17+00:00 October 28th, 2021|News UK, Politics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Skills Bill: More government defeats as Lords debate careers, universal credit and apprenticeships

Spending review 2021: What the chancellor announced for FE and skills

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his spending review and autumn budget and confirmed a number of investments for the FE and skills sector. He promised that “total spending on skills will increase over the parliament by £3.8 billion by 2024-25, equivalent to a cash increase of 42 per cent (26 per cent in real terms) compared [...]

By | 2021-10-28T12:45:16+00:00 October 28th, 2021|News UK|Comments Off on Spending review 2021: What the chancellor announced for FE and skills