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Friday, 24 April 2009

A budget for skills

The budget has been welcomed in some quarters for it's emphasis on getting people trained and skilled and into work.
While praise is pretty scant, that makes it easier to spot.
While there is not as much on keeping people at work, the focus on training and investment is welcome, and also significant as it recognises that Britain's future is quality competitive, not proce competitive.

The creation of jobs in anything related to energy efficiency seems to me the way to go. I would like to see lots of money going to creating worth-while, value-adding jobs in energy efficiency and and combating climate change, insulation and all that sort of thing. To me, as a socialist, I don't care whether they're in the public or private sector, as long as they exist and are done well there's lots to do there

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