• February 2022

Simon Parkinson responds to Levelling Up White Paper

“Today’s Levelling Up White Paper is a massive missed opportunity. Rather than Levelling Up, the White Paper may see many deserving over 19s left further behind. We applaud investment in improving schools and initiatives for young adults, but we should be investing equally in those who were failed by our schools in the past (there are around 7 million working age adults who left school without achieving a Level 2 qualification and yet the new skills mission offers support to only 80,000 over several years).