The QT

Tuesday 18 June 2024

National Service will cost us millions

Training, skills, and tuition were a feature of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s big election pledges this week. But for a region like ours, in real need of levelling up, the sums just don’t add up, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  • Expert says mandatory scheme will leave North East and Tees Valley £46m a year worse off
  • Levelling up has been abandoned by Tories, says Northern Powerhouse chief executive
  • Creative industries voice fears over cuts to university courses


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