From 27 January, employers can apply for a £1000 traineeship incentive grant under a new scheme set up to support young people in gaining the skills and experience they need to get a job, an apprenticeship or pursue further study.
In his speech to Parliament about the possibility of re-opening schools (see School return in March could be start of easing lockdown), the Prime Minister mentioned steps that have been taken to stop variant coronavirus strains from entering the UK.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a statement to Parliament in which he suggested that the reopening of schools may be possible from Monday 8 March, with other economic and social restrictions being removed thereafter “as and when the data permits”.
Everyone, no matter where they live or their background, will be able to gain the skills they need to progress in work at any stage of their lives according to a blueprint for a post-16 education system set out in a new Government White Paper.
All businesses and homes will have to meet rigorous new energy efficiency standards to lower energy consumption. This is to support efforts to meet a legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.