#1. UK Prime Minister promises ‘every young person’ the ‘chance of an apprenticeship or an in-work placement’
As part of his “new deal” plan designed to kick-start the UK economy and invest £5 billion in infrastructure projects following COVID-19, Boris Johnson promised earlier this week to offer an “opportunity guarantee” that will provide every young person with an apprenticeship or in-work placement. As reported by FE Week, however, the details of how this policy would work or how much it would cost is yet to be specified. Next week, the country’s finance minister Rishi Sunak is expected to provide an update on the government’s proposed economic recovery plan.