Hammond’s £500m initiative to get UK off bottom of technical skills table

A move to prevent Britain from “languishing at the bottom” of the international league table for technical education has made by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Budget.

Mr Hammond trumpeted an investment of £500m into the introduction of “T-Levels” aiming to put to bed the “lingering doubt” about the parity of esteem attaching to technical education pursued through the further education route.

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