Budget earmarks money for skills training

March 2008
People Management;3/20/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p11
The article reports on the decision of the British government to appropriate an extra £60 million of funding to improve adult skills in the country. According to Chancellor Alistair Darling, the money will be used to increase the number of advanced apprenticeships and to help finance new skills accounts, which are aimed at giving individuals more control over their learning and careers. He added that the fund will address the gender imbalance among entrepreneurs, provide cash for start-up ventures and free business advice.


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