If the UK is to overcome its skills problem, the Government has to do something about the ‘square peg, round hole’ solution it is persisting with.
The workplace is meant to be a place where people learn, a pathway to bettering themselves you could say; So someone please tell me why companies have the audacity to exploit our young people with ‘unpaid shifts’.
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!
I’ve received the most wonderful news that my company, Pimlico Plumbers, has been granted permission to appeal our long-running and potentially ground-breaking employment case to the Supreme Court.
I am shaking with rage I’m so angry about today’s Supreme Court ruling that says that charging people to bring employment tribunal cases against employers is illegal.
If there was any anecdotal evidence needed to prove the state of Britain’s roads, just visit the Pimlico Plumbers garage. At least twice a week we have to take one of our fleet of vans off the road to repair damage caused by potholes.
I genuinely think that T-Levels are the greatest innovation in the vocational education area that has taken place in my lifetime. They are a brilliant idea that will replace a mishmash of 13,000 courses with 15 ‘routes’ as diverse as accountancy and finance, hospitality and plumbing and building work.
Listening to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement yesterday, I couldn’t help feeling a sense of Déjà vu, as he tried his best to make a very meagre amount of money look like it was going further than it could.