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Treasury written question – answered on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Jo Gideon Jo Gideon Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent Central

What fiscal steps he is taking to help give people the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

We are increasing funding for Further Education by £400 million in 2020-21, recognising the sector’s vital role in delivering the skills people and businesses need. Funding of £2.5 billion is also available for high-quality apprenticeships this year, and our manifesto has committed £3bn for a new National Skills Fund to transform the lives of people who lack qualifications, are keen to return to work, or want to switch careers.

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