Published: 11th Jun 2020

The CBI has called on the government to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young people, the top priority in its COVID-19 recovery plans. In a letter to the prime minister, the director-general of the business group, Carolyn Fairbairn has praised the way ministers, business and unions have worked together during the crisis. But she insisted that job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young people, are the top priority in any economic recovery plans. In particular, she called for job centres to be transformed into new Job & Skills Hubs to help create dynamic, local labour markets. In the letter, the CBI also calls for a national programme to make every home a green home, starting with social housing. ‘The last few months have seen a nation rightly and relentlessly focused on health. That will remain the case for some time. But this must not … (To read the full article, subscribe below)