General Election announcement

18 April 2017

Responding to today’s announcement of a general election on 8 June, Stephen Evans, Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute, said:

“This General Election will be about the society and economy we want to build and the Brexit that takes us there. These are big questions that require a big debate.

“Strong Further Education and employment services must be central to a fair and prosperous Brexit Britain. This means focusing on world class technical education, high quality apprenticeships, and better support to help people find work. It also means providing better support for ordinary working families as growth in living standards grinds to a halt again.

“At Learning and Work Institute we will judge political parties by their plans, and seek to ensure that this agenda is central to the debate ahead. This includes securing continued social investment post-Brexit. In the meantime, it is business as usual for everyone working hard to deliver services on the ground and make a success of reforms to apprenticeships and other services.”