Response to the announcement of a General Election

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a General Election on 4 July 2024, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of Learning and Work Institute, said:


23 05 2024



Whoever wins the election needs to put learning, skills and employment front and centre of their plans. To grow the economy and widen opportunity, the next government needs to invest in skills (reversing the £1 billion real terms cut in England since 2010), increase employer investment in training (which has fallen 26% per employee since 2005), and widen employment support (given only 1 in 10 out of work disabled people get help to find work each year). Growing our workforce, investing in skills, widening opportunity. All of these things can make the UK a fairer and more prosperous place.


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