The Government’s Productivity Plan lacks clear, measurable objectives and largely amounts to an assortment of existing policies.
These are the findings of the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee following its inquiry into the plan.
Whilst the Committee supports the thinking behind the plan it calls on the Government to set out how it is going to implement the Productivity Plan and measure the success of each of the policies included in the plan. These include the measurement of policies to improve the basic skills of the workforce and to enhance the employability skills of pupils/students as part of improved careers advice.
The BIS Committee inquiry, chaired by Iain Wright MP (Labour), focused on the main areas in the Plan relating to skills including:
Further and Higher Education