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Covid: PM promises ‘radical’ shake-up of adult education

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM: Covid has “massively accelerated changes that were already happening”. Boris Johnson has vowed “radical” changes to the adult education system in England to help boost the post-Covid economy. The prime minister said the pandemic had “massively accelerated” changes to the world of work, and made training […]

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Sunak defends emergency jobs scheme

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChancellor Rishi Sunak: “It’s not for me to… make pronouncements on what job is viable or not” Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said it is “impossible” to predict how many jobs the government’s new wage subsidy scheme will save. The scheme, set to replace furlough, will see the […]

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Labour Party: Starmer aims to build trust with ‘new leadership’ slogan

Image copyright Reuters On the eve of their first “virtual” party conference, Labour have unveiled their new slogan: “A New Leadership”. It replaces “Under New Management”, a phrase Sir Keir Starmer has been using since July, initially at Prime Minister’s Questions, to distance himself from the previous leadership’s position on Russia and national security. Sir […]

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UK signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Image copyright PA Media Image caption State for International Trade Liz Truss speaking to Japan”s Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi at the Department for International Trade The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade pact after signing a deal with Japan that aims to boost trade between the countries by about £15bn. International […]