Localised approach needed to prevent ‘skills drain’

MORE power should be given to the North over skills strategy, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR North.

The report argues that a more localised approach would boost the economy nationwide and allow people to maintain their local roots, preventing a northern ‘skills drain’.

IPPR claims the North of England has a higher percentage of its adult population with no qualifications - three million - than the English average. There are over 3 million people of working age in the North with no qualif... For the full story register now for free or login below...

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