Tag Archives: Apprenticeships

Will Government ask Small Companies about Apprenticeships?


A few days ago on 26th July, this written question from an MP in Woking called Jonathan Lord was answered by Gillian Keegan who is the MP for Chichester. Whilst all of the words were very good, the challenge is … Continue reading

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How can these Ministers gain better business understanding?


It is always concerning when an MP submits a written question and the Minister that responds with the answer includes an element that simply makes no sense. This is very different to a face to face debate as we are … Continue reading

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Gillian how can we improve your apprenticeship understanding?


The number of responses that Gillian Keegan makes regarding apprenticeship questions is huge in the House of Commons. She regularly responds to similar questions from MPs representing all of the political parties in Parliament with similar answers. It may well … Continue reading

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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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Please help small businesses to take on Apprentices


On Friday an MP raised a question with the Minister responsible for setting out the apprenticeship scheme. His question was about how many apprenticeships had taken place within their department. The current Minister has been in place for a year … Continue reading

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“particularly smaller businesses” is clearly a current theme


It is always fascinating to see phrases that appear in Parliament on numerous occasions as clearly this indicates that someone or some people have got an idea that they are keen to work on. Providing the phrase is positive, the … 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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We need a connection between Businesses and Policy makers


At the end of the week I had the opportunity to meet up with some other businesses in East Sussex that have a few common threads under the heading of “Scale up East Sussex”. One of the threads is that … Continue reading

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We need an improved set of media rules


A week ago on last Thursday Boris Johnson travelled to West Yorkshire to speak about the extra  funds he proposes to supply to enable Police Services to replace a significant number of police officer roles that were terminated by his … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships are now just an ambition.


The Government put this promise into its manifesto 4 years ago. Whilst many people are heavily focused on the referendum issues that appeared in the same manifesto, this promise is vital if we are to grow our economy, and particularly … Continue reading

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