The loss of Train to Gain funding to help keep workers skilled in the UK goes completely against the government pledge. Apart from the lost skills, there is a hidden impact on both colleges and training providers who have had to lay off staff, and in some cases training providers have had to close their doors because they are not in a position to work any more

I have staff with no work, but candidates desperate to undertake their NVQs to upskill themselves. This is going to have a long-term impact on the recovery of UK business.

Helen Scourfield