Brown's Budget plans get thumbs up from business

Reade, Quentin
April 2003
Personnel Today;4/15/2003, p3
Trade Publication
The Great Britain Chancellor Gordon Brown's Budget proposals to increase staff training, cut business red tape and tackle unemployment, have been broadly welcomed by employer bodies as of April 2003. Brown's Budget outlined a raft of new training initiatives, including extending the Employer Training Pilots, which is likely to be formalized as part of the Government's skills strategy White Paper due in the summer of 2003. The program gives state aid to employers who give staff time off to train, and could eventually cost the treasury £1bn a year.


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