The ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ is not new, we have long called for funding for adult education and retraining

The ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ is not new, we have long called for funding for adult education and retraining

Beyond offering people fully funded routes into training, we also need a radical overhaul of technical training as a whole, writes Daisy Cooper MP. | PA Images


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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

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