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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 to undertake mandatory encounters with technical training providers enforceable and prescribed in law.

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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