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We need a more flexible strategy to increase apprenticeships


The summer closure of Parliament does not stop MPs from asking questions and the Government responding to them. What is so tragic is that far too often the same or similar questions get asked and almost identical answers get made … Continue reading

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Small and Micro Businesses need linking to the Government


Our Government must now start to pay serious attention to Small and Micro businesses as we seek to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown period. The prospect of these businesses assisting in recovery is very clear as the … Continue reading

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Parliamentary incompetence goes beyond Boris’s campaign


When considering the performance of our Government at the moment it is hard to look beyond the poor quality interviews and debate that Boris and Jeremy are taking part in. However this statement by Nadhim Zahawi proves that we need … Continue reading

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“We will continue to look carefully”, states the blind eyed Government!


When our Government that states it will “look carefully at how we can improve our evidence base……through our 2019 programme of research” it needs to be challenged, and held to account. The idea that such a response is made to … Continue reading

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Do we need radical changes in education?


The speed and cost with which change takes place in our education system is woeful based on two specific and current examples. The introduction of T-Level courses which are the vocational and technical equivalent of A levels had been discussed … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships need positivity & action


A couple of weeks ago in the House of Lords, a short debate took place on the theme of Apprenticeships under the guise of a couple of questions from David Blunkett (now Baron Blunkett of Brightside and Hillsborough). There were … Continue reading

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The Government must change its approach


Over a month ago three Tory MPs asked the same question of the new Minister of Equalities, Amber Rudd. It always seems strange when the wording of three questions from three individuals is identical, almost as if the three colluded … Continue reading

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Lets have a bit of honesty Anne


When Gordon Marsden, MP for Blackpool South and Shadow Minister for Education asked the current Government Minister for Education who is responsible for apprenticeships a question on Monday, the response was less than open and honest. His question was: “How … Continue reading

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Two clear days in Theresa’s Calendar!


It is great news that President Trump has cancelled his planned trip to the UK next month, even if made his decision based on false information. At the time of writing he was stating that he did not want to … Continue reading

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MPs need to focus on the MicroBiz details


Tomorrow is #MicroBizMatters Day. It is a day intended to focus on the importance of businesses that employ 0-9 people or turnover up to £2m. The Company I work for falls into the second of these categories although our workforce … Continue reading

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