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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action. It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament, rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations. The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Urban Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of business rates on high street businesses; and whether they have any plans to make UK town centres free-trade zones. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16123 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>From April 2019 the Government introduced a new business rates retail discount, providing eligible retailers with a third off their bills for two years. At the 2018 Autumn Budget, the Chancellor also announced a long-term plan to support the transformation of high streets and town centres. This includes a £675 million Future High Streets Fund to help make high streets and town centres fit for the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:08:42.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:08:42.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current levels of funding provided to local councils on councils' ability to provide statutory services. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16887 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to support councils in their vital work for our communities.</p><p>The 2019-20 Settlement confirmed Core Spending Power for councils is forecast to increase by 2.8 per cent in cash terms. This is a real-terms increase in resources to support critical services.</p><p>Preparations are well underway for the upcoming Spending Review, which is the right place to take the long term decisions about the ongoing resources required for councils to deliver high-quality services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T14:02:15.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:02:15.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase growth in the UK housing market after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16925 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to delivering safe, secure and affordable housing to people across the country, and Brexit will not change this. After we leave the EU, as now, we will work closely with industry and all levels of government and take end-to-end action across the housing market to deliver the right homes in the right places and achieve our ambition of delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid 2020s.</p><p>We set out our plan for long-term reform to make the housing market work better in our Housing White Paper, and have since built on this with further measures, including planning reforms, lifting Housing Revenue Account borrowing caps, and progressively increasing the Government’s 2016-21 Affordable Homes Programme in England to more than £9 billion, as well as more than doubling the Housing Infrastructure Fund to £5.5 billion to unlock up to 650,000 homes. We’ve committed over £22 billion Help to Buy Equity Loan funding to 2021, and announced at last year’s Autumn Budget a new scheme with £7.2 billion funding to 2023. The measures we have announced will boost the delivery of housing and use funds flexibly to unblock the barriers to more housebuilding.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:50:49.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:50:49.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the distribution of adult social care funding. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17771 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del><ins class="ministerial">The Spending Round settlement for local government responds to the pressures councils are facing by providing access to the largest increase in Core Spending Power since 2015. This includes an additional £1 billion of grant funding for adults and children’s social care, on top of the continuation of existing social care grants. Decisions about the distribution of funding for local government in 2020-21 will be announced in due course.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:38:38.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:38:38.077Z
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less than 2019-10-02T11:02:04.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T11:02:04.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Homelessness: Death more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to combat the rise in deaths of homeless people. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17982 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022, before ending it altogether and has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period to April 2020.</p><p>In the recent Spending Round we announced £422 million funding for homelessness in 2020/21, an increase of £54 million.</p><p>The Government changed the law and the Homelessness Reduction Act, which is the most ambitious legislation in this area in decades, came into force this April. The Homelessness Reduction Act requires Councils to provide early support for those at risk of having nowhere left to go. The Government is also boosting access to affordable housing, and making renting more secure.</p><p>We also recognise the challenges that the cold weather poses for those who are sleeping rough. On 12 September 2019, we launched a second year of the Cold Weather Fund. This £10 million fund will be available to all local authorities in England to provide a robust, local response to support as many rough sleepers as possible off the streets during the winter period. This is double the funding made available last winter. Local authorities will be able to access this funding until March 2020</p><p><br>Whilst we recognise that suitable housing is a key part of the solution, health services have a significant role to play, alongside other public services. MHCLG is working with the DHSC to ensure that rough sleepers have the health care they need, when the need it. This includes several commitments that were made in the Rough Sleeping Strategy, such as:</p><ul><li>committing £30m for mental health services from NHS England for rough sleeping over the next five years</li><li>providing up to £2 million in health funding to test models of community-based provision designed to enable access to health and support services for people who are sleeping rough.</li><li>working with Safeguarding Adult Boards to ensure that Safeguarding Adult Reviews where appropriate. Lessons learned from these reviews will inform improvements in local systems and services.</li></ul><p>Professor Dame Carol Black has been appointed to carry out a major review of drug misuse. The review, which is building on existing government strategies to combat drugs, serious violence and serious and organised crime, is examining the harms that drugs cause and the best ways to prevent drug-taking.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:28:35.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:28:35.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Education: Migrant Workers more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase recruitment of staff from non-EU countries in the UK education sector after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15651 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The department is committed to ensuring that schools are able to recruit appropriately to fill their teacher vacancies. The majority of teachers in schools in England are recruited from within the UK and our priority is to meet our teacher recruitment needs domestically. However, schools have always been able to recruit staff internationally, and teachers from overseas make an important contribution to our education system.</p><p> </p><p>The department runs programmes to help schools recruit from overseas. Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics International Teacher Recruitment Programme supports state-funded secondary schools in England with the recruitment of maths and physics teachers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.</p><p> </p><p>In our recently published ‘Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy’, we committed to exploring opportunities to develop new and existing partnerships, focusing particularly on language teachers, in order to boost the recruitment of teachers from overseas.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, outlined proposals to introduce a new skilled workers route, open to all countries across the globe with an expanded skills threshold covering work at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 and above, including teachers. Those coming to the UK on this route will need to be sponsored by an employer.</p><p> </p><p>As part of developing this new immigration system the Home Office is undertaking a programme of extensive engagement with stakeholders across the whole of the UK to shape the final details of policy and processes, and the department will continue to work very closely with them on this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:15:30.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:15:30.5Z
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vocational Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with UK businesses to address any gaps in the education and training of vocational skills. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The department is working with employers to jointly design and deliver policies and programmes which will make the skills system more responsive to employer needs, whilst giving individuals the skills they need to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>T levels are being designed to better meet the needs of businesses and to help young people to move successfully into skilled employment. Over 200 employers have been involved in defining the content of T levels to ensure that they reflect current industry requirements. Students’ experience on industry placements will be ‘hands on’ so they will leave their course with the skills employers are looking for.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are leading on the design of new apprenticeships standards, putting them in the driving seat to give apprentices the skills that businesses really need. Across all sectors, they are being designed and driven by industry, creating higher quality training that will lead to a more skilled and productive economy. We are working closely with employers to help them take advantage of apprenticeships and grow their programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are central to traineeships, which are an education and training programme supporting social mobility by providing quality training for young people who need to develop their skills and experience in order to enter the labour market. They consist of a high quality work placement with an employer; work preparation training; and English and maths support for those who have not achieved a GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent with a training provider.</p><p> </p><p>We are establishing a National Retraining Scheme, driven by the National Retraining Partnership, which brings together the Confederation of British Industry, Trades Union Congress and the government to set the scheme’s strategic direction and oversee its development. This partnership will work together to ensure that the voices of businesses and workers feed directly into the development of the scheme so that it will genuinely make a difference.</p><p> </p><p>Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) aim to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs. They aim to work together to understand and address key local challenges, including helping to tackle local skills shortages. SAPs will address both immediate needs and challenges and look at what is required to help local areas adapt to future labour market changes and to grasp future opportunities. This will help colleges, universities and other providers deliver the skills required by employers, now and in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T13:05:19.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:05:19.223Z
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1131914
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the development of entrepreneurial skills as part of the UK education curriculum. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>There are already a number of opportunities in schools for pupils to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The new business GCSE, which was first taught in the 2017/18 academic year, is intended to enable pupils to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals. In 2014, financial literacy was made statutory within the national curriculum for the first time, as it is now taught as part of the citizenship curriculum for 11-16 year olds. Schools are also able to cover enterprise and entrepreneurship teaching within their personal, social, health and economic education.</p><p>In addition to this the government’s careers strategy, published in December 2017, aims to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace. It introduces a new expectation that all secondary schools should offer every young person at least seven encounters with employers as part of a high-quality careers programme during their education, including those who are self-employed.</p><p>The Careers &amp; Enterprise Company’s network of enterprise advisers supports the delivery of this ambition. Enterprise advisers are senior business volunteers who help schools to work with local businesses. The network is already operating in over half of secondary schools and colleges, and will be available to all of them by 2020.</p><p>Character education is also important, and the great majority of schools provide this through the culture and ethos of the school, and through extra-curricular activities. Studies have found that skills such as self-confidence, tenacity and resilience have a strong role to play in outcomes in adult life, such as being in work, wage levels, or doing well in higher education. One of the five foundations for building character is the world of work, which includes entrepreneurship.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:38:06.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:38:06.777Z
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Construction: Skilled Workers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to address a reported shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>As we prepare to leave the EU, we continue to contribute to the work with the Home Office on future migration arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s role is to make the skills system more responsive to demand. We are reforming the technical education system to be more responsive to the needs of employers. These reforms sit alongside our now-established programme of apprenticeship reforms.</p><p> </p><p>60 apprenticeship standards for construction routes are now approved for delivery, with more in development. We are also running pilots across the country to raise the profile of apprenticeships in disadvantaged areas, to improve access to apprenticeships in key sectors such as engineering, manufacturing and construction.</p><p> </p><p>In the Construction Sector Deal, the construction industry has committed to raising the number of apprenticeship starts to 25,000 starts per year by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>Construction is also one of the first routes for T level delivery, with the Design and Planning pathway launching in 2020. The Onsite Construction and Building Engineering pathways are expected to launch in 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The construction industry has shown that it values T Levels and has committed through the Construction Sector Deal to offering 1000 work placements from 2020. This will enable all Construction T level students to access a high quality, real-life experience which will help make sure that they are ‘site-ready’ on completion of their course.</p><p> </p><p>Collectively, these reforms will improve the supply of new entrants to the construction sector. Officials estimate that these changes will increase the number of new sector entrants by approximately 25% by the mid-2020s.</p><p> </p><p>For adults already in the labour market, construction offers a range of high quality job opportunities. The Construction Skills Fund is a cross-government programme with industry and is underway to address the current skills shortages in the sector. The department was allocated £24 million to support the development of on-site construction training hubs across England in 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are allocating this fund and have committed to delivering more than 20 hubs that will train 13,000 employment-ready learners by March 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The CITB provides a wide range of services and initiatives to mitigate the current skills shortages, including paying grants to employers to carry out training to improve standards, adopting modern methods of construction (MMC), improving careers advice and improving site readiness and transitions from study to work, including through a new “boot camp” pilot scheme initiative.</p><p> </p><p>Lastly, the government is encouraging the expansion of MMC, which presents the opportunity to greatly reduce the level of skilled workers needed on building sites using these methods.</p><p> </p><p>The department has built 57 schools using MMC and, this financial year, we plan to open another 21 schools. The department has announced a new procurement framework with a value of up to £3 billion for MMC solutions in schools. This framework is due to go live by November 2019.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:19:20.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:19:20.293Z
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