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Let’s build a head of steam on skills standards reform

Policymakers need to push harder to ensure that the much-needed changes to the apprenticeships system are swiftly implemented, argues Graham Hasting-Evans

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We urgently need to improve skills and productivity across the whole economy. This is increasingly pressing with Brexit only 18 months away.

An overly burdensome, complex and expensive structure of skills regulation and bureaucratic processes is slowing progress, however. Yet there appears to be little urgency within the government to address this.

If we are to succeed and continue to enjoy a comfortable standard of living, we must create excellent quality goods and services, efficiently produced by a skilled workforce that is able to compete against workforces in Asia, China and India.

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