Support for people out of work rises to top of skills agenda

Phillips, Lucy
January 2009
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p10
The article deals with a report by Members of the Parliament (MPs) of Great Britain which argued that the government's skills agenda must now focus on re-skilling in line with the economic crisis. The report's author, Phil Willis, relates that ministers will seriously have to consider forcing employers by law to train their workforces if significant progress towards the vision of world-class skills set by Lord Sandy Leitch has not been achieved by 2014. It also urged the government to delay its plan to abolish the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).


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