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Labour and Conservative conferences focus on need to build an educated, skilled workforce

Written by Andrew McQuillan, Political Consultant on 10 October 2017

Despite the contrasting atmospheres in Brighton and Manchester and the tonal differences from the respective party platforms, both Labour and the Conservatives were unanimous about the need to provide an educated and dynamically skilled workforce for the economy of the future.

Conservative conference could be a launch pad for new education policy

Written by Harriet Jones, Senior Political Consultant on 19 September 2017

Having had a ‘bumper year’ during the last parliamentary session, education and skills policy is set to be lower key during the following six months, in terms of legislation at least. The Queen’s Speech contained a complete lack of proposed legislation relating to education, skills and in fact children. Despite there being no bills to crawl their way through parliament, the Department for Education, along with other relevant Whitehall buildings, will still have plenty to get its teeth into over the coming months.

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