Spring has sprung, which means it is now time for the Chancellor’s spring statement!
This year’s Spring Statement is billed as the Back to Work budget . Over the weekend we had a few Treasury ‘teasers’ as to what could be announced in the budget.
From help with childcare costs for those on Universal Credit, to helping the ‘economically inactive‘ back into work, more on Skills Bootcamps and for over 50’s there was the mention of Returnerships that offer Skills Training that focuses on flexibility and takes previous experience into account, shortening the length of time someone will have to be in training. There was also a mention of Health and Disability White Paper that will be published on the day of the Budget outlining plans to scrap the Work Capability Assessment.
With a Spring Statement / Budget, nothing is actually in, until it is announced by the Chancellor from the dispatch box. So, let’s dive in and see what’s in store!
Spring ‘Back to Work’ Budget 2023: Keep up to date! was published on FE News by FE News Editor