Today (25 November), the Chancellor delivered a one year Spending Review statement in the House of Commons. Originally the Review was due to be a multi-year settlement, however this has been postponed until next year reflecting uncertainties around the continuing Covid-19 health and economic crisis.
Commenting on the Chancellor’s Spending Review, Chris Luck, Shaw Trust CEO said: “Having focused on protecting jobs, the Chancellor is right to turn his attention to active labour market policies to support job growth and give people the skills they need in our future economy.
“The Chancellor must maintain, or better still increase, the additional support given to disadvantaged groups in society who are further from the labour market. The Shared Prosperity Fund further has the potential to be a dynamic social infrastructure lever to level up communities through joined up employability and skills support, especially combined with the newly announced Levelling Up Fund.
“As the UK’s largest Charity in the employment sector, Shaw Trust remains fully committed to supporting people into work, especially those disadvantaged.”