Category Archives: Youth Issues

A Government asleep at the wheel


At the beginning of April I posted a blog about the early indications that the Governments new apprenticeship scheme was not ready for delivery as promised back in 2015. As of the 6th April the Government began collecting a new … Continue reading

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Greater licensing power for our Councils


Today’s blog also appears in The Argus newspaper and relates to the night time economy which is a big issue here in Sussex: Over the last few weeks, putting the nonsense of Easter Egg hunts aside, Government attention appears to all … Continue reading

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Who’d employ an apprentice?


The world of apprenticeships is about to go through a major change. A major change was proposed just after Theresa May was chosen as our Prime Minister by Tory MPs following David Camerons resignation. The plan is that from Thursday, … Continue reading

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Education but not as we want it


There is a crisis in education occuring in Schools across the UK. Today I have written about it in our local paper, The Argus: Every generation faces challenges when it comes to education. As a child of the 60’s I … Continue reading

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Housing for young people


The following article focuses on the crisis in Youth Homelessness and the need for powerful advocates, it is published this morning in The Argus newspaper: There are few people who have the privilege of living in a Palace, particularly one … Continue reading

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The Rite of Passage is going wrong


At the beginning of this year Theresa May gave the annual Charity Commission lecture which she entitled ‘The Shared Society’ which was widely recognised as a way of putting to death once and for all the ‘Big Society’ of David … Continue reading

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End in sight for a mixed economy?


During the reign of the coalition Government one significant focal points was their attempt to reduce the size of the State through the creation of mutual organisations, inspired by the success of companies such as John Lewis. Whole sections were … Continue reading

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