Press release:

CMI response to HM The Queen’s Speech 2021

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute, comments:

We’re delighted to see the Queen’s Speech focus on skills - it’s the right priority in a post-Brexit, post-pandemic UK. And a greater level of employer engagement will help ensure we develop the skills that businesses actually need - creating more opportunities for those seeking employment and building a stronger, more resilient economy.

The Government must waste no time in implementing these reforms. And the PM will have to personally drive this process at pace to ensure support for lifelong learning is achieved in this Parliament, not after the next election. If training and vocational education finally get the attention and focus they deserve, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance the management and leadership skills base of our towns and cities as we work to build back better.

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Notes to editors

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