‘We must reboot our skills system for leaving the EU’

Colleges will be key in plugging workforce gaps after Brexit, says new report

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The Scottish skills system should be reviewed in light of Brexit, two former SNP MPs have said. In the report Brexit and Scottish Business: leader views, Michelle Thomson and Roger Mullin conclude that a restriction of free movement – one of the likely consequences of Brexit – may demand an overhaul of skills policies.

The interim report, which will be followed by a full version early in the new year and is based on interviews with business leaders, says that Scotland’s colleges and universities have “considerable concerns about the loss of key staff and EU funding”. It adds: “However, we ...

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