Breaking the cycle and boosting communities

By Cllr Judith Blake | 22 March 2017

In an otherwise underwhelming Budget, it was good to hear chancellor Philip Hammond mention ‘inclusive growth’. He identified skills and education as a way of achieving what Theresa May calls ‘an economy that works for everyone’.

He stopped short of providing what Core Cities and other places need: more control over skills budgets so we can spend the money better and create the workforces cities will need in the 21st century.

He also failed to properly address the social care crisis and we’ll be making sure we respond to the promised green paper on this later this year.

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