Skills for the North: Devolving technical education to cities

Institute for Public Policy Research, January 2018

Qualifications levels across the north of England are lower than for England as a whole. The Employer Skills Survey suggests that that trends in skills shortages and gaps in the north of England are distributed differently across occupations from national ones, and also that there are some striking contrasts between parts of the North. This IPPR report suggests devolving some powers and budgets for skills would help to align provision with regional economic and social priorities, and to create more agile and efficient systems.

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