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Conference season policy special: Skills

Conference season is here and Brexit will dominate. But what about education and skills? We asked two politicians to set out their plans

A student studies from a book

Britain must keep on learning

It’s time for a National Education Service

Gordon Marsden  Labour MP for Blackpool South, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Further Education and Skills

The skills gap in the UK has grown as we enter a period of Brexit uncertainty. Our traditional solution to filling this gap has been to take skilled labour from outside the UK. But Brexit will make that harder. We must invest now in a far broader workforce.

Consecutive governments have failed to act. Since tuition fees were…

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