Anthony Harmer

Community learning is the key for post-Brexit Britain

The work of one inner-city charity offers a blueprint for bridging the skills gap and bringing society closer together, says its chief executive, Anthony Harmer

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In less than two years’ time, Britain will be standing alone, outside of the European Union and probably outside of the single market as well. This is a good time for us to start imagining what we want our country to look like in 2018, and to begin putting the plans in place to make it happen.

From my perspective, we face two big challenges ahead. The first is how we address the national skills gap – the difference between the skills demanded by our economy and the skills possessed by our workforce.

This gap has been growing for years and it is likely to widen dramatically if fewer highly ...

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