Local Business Needs: Skills Development

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at on 12 June 2023.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Education)

The Secretary of State says that she is listening to businesses, but if she were, she would hear that Labour’s plan to devolve adult education budgets to local communities and directly elected Mayors, and to change the apprenticeship levy into a more flexible growth and skills levy, has won widespread support from across the business community. Why is she so determined to stand against what employers say they want, and to hold learners, employers and our economy back?