Skills are the missing link

By Alexandra Jones | 29 November 2016
  • Alexandra Jones

One of the key themes of the Autumn Statement was the need to address what chancellor Phillip Hammond described as the ‘damaging imbalance’ in economic growth and prosperity across the country.

In particular, Mr Hammond’s pledge to tackle the UK’s productivity gap by launching a £23bn ‘productivity investment fund’ focused on innovation, broadband and transport infrastructure – which, if tailored to different cities and city regions could help tackle the UK’s ongoing productivity problem.

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