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Facing the major challenges of rapid demographic change, technological revolution and social inequality

When I joined the #CollegeoftheFuture Commission last year, our society and economy faced a number of major challenges including rapid demographic change, technological revolution and social inequality.

THREE QUARTERS OF UK BUSINESS CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT OF LABOUR SHORTAGES ON COMPETITIVENESS

Jobs market rebounds as hiring and pay rises accelerate The UK’s jobs outlook is strengthening, with a net balance of 50% of firms expecting to grow their workforce in the next year*. However, around three quarters (76%) of businesses are reporting access to labour as a threat to the UK’s labour market competitiveness – the highest proportion since the question was first asked in 2016.  Supporting firms to plug the shortages gap in the immediate term is therefore vital. That’s according to the CBI and Pertemps Network annual survey – in its twenty-fourth year and with 422 responses.

Ninety percent of workers will need new skills by 2030

#Skills2030 - A RADICAL NEW STRATEGY FOR LIFETIME RESKILLING MUST BE BEDROCK OF UK ECONOMIC RECOVERY @CBItweets  Last month, the CBI welcomed the Prime Minister’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee to help solve the urgent skills challenge facing the UK jobs market. Yet research carried out prior to the pandemic shows an urgent need to go further and faster to reskill the country’s workforce.

NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM NAMED FOR SOUTH WEST CBI

The CBI (@CBItweets) has appointed a new-look team to lead its South West operation and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from COVID and target a sustainable and prosperous future.

HIGHER BUSINESS TAXES AND LOWER BUSINESS INVESTMENT ARE NOT A PLAN FOR GROWTH – CBI CHIEF

Government ambition is right, but lack of policy detail and pace are now the common complaints of most UK firms (@CBItweets) In a speech today (Monday), the CBI Director-General, Tony Danker, will argue that this autumn requires ‘big choices from the Government’ if the UK is to unleash business investment and ‘forge a new growth story to compete in the world’.

SOUTH WEST LEVELLING UP AMBITIONS: Urgent Business Rates Reform is Critical

@CBItweets: An immediate and comprehensive reform of the UK’s ‘outdated and uncompetitive’ business rates system is essential if South West England is to achieve its ambitions for recovery, decarbonisation and levelling up. 

45% of employers value academic and technical qualifications equally

Education and Learning for the Modern World: CBI/Pearson 2019 Education and Skills Survey report #FutureofEducation EMPLOYER COMMITMENT TO SKILLS TRAINING STRENGTHENS New survey report finds most firms expect to maintain or increase investment in training their workforce amid expanding links between businesses and schools, colleges, and universities.

Time to reform the Apprenticeship #Levy - 4 urgent steps Government must take

FURTHER REFORM URGENTLY NEEDED FOR EFFECTIVE #APPRENTICESHIP LEVY Urgent steps must be taken by Government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy in England, so firms can offer more of the high-quality training they need to succeed.  That’s according to a new CBI report, ‘Learning on the job: Improving the Apprenticeship Levy.’

Education System Leaving Young People Unprepared for the #FutureofWork

EDUCATION SYSTEM LEAVING YOUNG PEOPLE UNPREPARED FOR MODERN WORLD Character and broader skills need greater emphasis in education

The Skills & Post-16 Education Bill can be a spur to £130bn training investment needed by 2030 from business & Government

EMPLOYERS TO STEP UP SKILLS INVESTMENT AS COVID TRANSFORMS WORK  41% of employers plan on increasing investment in training compared with pre-COVID levels in response to accelerating changes to work, according to the 2021 CBI / Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey.

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