Title For Boris Johnson it is a slogan - for others, it is life and death: The puzzle of ‘levelling up’ Media name/outlet Manchester Evening News Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 6/02/22 Description On skills, pointed out Manchester University’s Professor Andy Westwood on Wednesday, the target of 200,000 more people a year gaining high quality qualifications - 80,000 of them in the lowest-skilled areas - is ‘pretty modest’.
“That just about replaces some of the learners that have been lost over the last decade,” he noted on the Northern Agenda podcast.
Manchester University physicist Dr Richard Jones, who co-wrote the Nesta report and whose thinking has been influential on government in recent times, admits it is a pretty ‘undemanding’ target.
But, he says, there is reason for hope.
“I think it’s really welcome that the role of R&D for levelling up has been recognised,” he says, “because that’s not always been the case in the past.”
URL https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/the-puzzle-of-levelling-up-22998423 Persons Andrew Westwood, Richard Jones
- levelling up
- UK politics