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You won’t teach UK workers new skills with cut-price training

The world of work is changing yet the government scraps schemes which help people adjust

By Kate Green   December 2020


Over the last 10 years, the government has slashed billions of pounds of funding from further and adult education, while creating new barriers to access and progression. Now, having pledged to reverse some—but not all—of its own damaging policies, the government is trying to present itself as the champion of life-long learning.

The headline new commitment—the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, which will give those without A level or equivalent qualifications free training to this level—is welcome, and…

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