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Our proposals for ‘Skills Wallets’, to give everyone £10,000 to spend on education and training throughout their lives, was a cornerstone of the Liberal Democrat election manifesto in 2019.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hang heavy over our way of life, there are two competing priorities: fire-fighting each new crisis week after week, whilst also laying the building blocks for a “new normal”, and a new economy.
But with wave after wave of job losses, businesses folding, and working life changed with the shift to more home-based online working, perhaps forever, the pace of change in the jobs market is unprecedented. For many people – not least those in the middle of, or