Monday 28 September 2020 / 10:33 PM Kate Green

Kate Green responds to the Government’s “Lifetime Skills Guarantee” announcement

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting on the government’s “Lifetime Skills Guarantee” announcement, said:

“A week ago Labour called for a National Retraining Strategy fit for the crisis Britain faces, but what the government proposes is simply a mix of reheated old policies and funding that won’t be available until April.

“By then many workers could have been out of work for nearly a year, and the Tories still think that they will need to take out loans to get the training they will need to get back in work.

“These measures will not reverse the devastating impact of a decade of cuts, and will not give workers the skills and support they need in the months ahead.”