Posts in the category of: Westminster

My interview with Times Higher Education

by Liam Byrne | 05.12.13

Here’s a copy of my interview with Times Higher Education. Labour’s election manifesto could set out a “long-term shift to a graduate tax” as well as a funding policy for the next Parliament, according to the shadow universities, science and skills minister. Liam Byrne also said that his party would help universities to recruit overseas […]

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Ministers’ blunder blows £600 million hole in help for students

by Liam Byrne | 28.11.13

A National Audit Office report has revealed that blunders by BIS ministers have blown a huge £600 million a year hole in support for Britain’s students and their families, at a time when the country is facing a cost of living crisis.   The NAO report, ‘Student Loan Repayments’, published today reveals that BIS ministers […]

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Making Science Work

by Liam Byrne | 25.11.13

Here is a link to a speech by the President of the Royal Society and Nobel Laureate, Sir Paul Nurse, on “Making Science Work”. http://royalsociety.org/uploadedFiles/Royal_Society_Content/news/2013/2013-09-12-Making-Science-Work.pdf

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Liam Byrne welcomes call for more female engineering apprentices

by Liam Byrne | 07.11.13

Liam Byrne MP welcomed news that Jaguar Land Rover is looking to recruit up to 150 apprentices across its five English sites. The company is looking to increase the number of female students undertaking its 2014 programme. Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘Girls in the Know’ programme has been developed in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College with […]

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Number of apprenticeship starts is falling whilst youth unemployment stands at nearly a million

by Liam Byrne | 30.10.13

Number of apprenticeship starts is falling whilst youth unemployment stands at nearly a million Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, responding to David Cameron’s announcement on apprenticeships today, said: “Over a year ago Ed Miliband called for better quality apprenticeships and action to help the fifty per cent of people who […]

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Sutton Trust report on apprenticeships

by Liam Byrne | 17.10.13

Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, responding to a Sutton Trust report on apprenticeships, said: “The out-of-touch Tory-led Government has not done enough to set minimum standards or support employers to create genuine new high high-quality apprenticeships, putting the trusted apprenticeship brand at risk. “Under David Cameron we have seen […]

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Today’s damning figures show the apprenticeship programme has slammed into reverse under David Cameron

by Liam Byrne | 17.10.13

Today’s damning figures show the apprenticeship programme has slammed into reverse under David Cameron Today’s damning figures show the apprenticeship programme has slammed into reverse under David Cameron, with 25,000 fewer apprentices starting than last year. Worse, we now have fewer young people starting an apprenticeship than at the time of the last election. At […]

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My speech to Labour Party Conference in Brighton, 23rd September 2013

by Liam Byrne | 23.09.13

Conference – It’s a privilege to open this debate, a debate we approach with a passion and care. That’s not a sign of weakness, that’s a sign of our strength. We are so much stronger and our policy is so much better for the work of Unison’s Liz Snape, the TUC’s Kay Carberry, for the […]

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