The departure of Labour peer, Lord Adonis, as independent infrastructure advisor to the Government last week highlights a far more serious issue for business than a simple disagreement between traditional political rivals over a controversial policy.
The Autumn Budget is looming and I can tell you, there’s one thing for sure that I hope to see included, and that’s a boost for apprenticeships!
There has been a lot of drawing of breath today over the Taxpayers’ Alliance’s view that benefit claimants should be forced to work for their money. Sounds like a lot of common sense to me.
The move by the German Government to attract UK young people onto attractive apprenticeship packages is a stark warning to British business.
Employment levels maybe stabilising, but youth unemployment remains high and is one of the biggest threat to the UK economy’s future. We have to give them the skills for the future because if we don’t charge our economic batteries by training young people now they’ll go flat. Without skilled people powering our economy, we won’t have the energy to drive the country forward.