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26/11/2018

UKRS to give evidence on education & skills issues to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy

UKRS are very pleased to have been invited to give evidence on education & skills issues to inform the important work of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy. It's a big honour to be asked and UKRS director Jo Bruce will attend the session which is being held at 10:45am on Tuesday 4 December, in Committee Room 1 at the Houses of Parliament.

To ensure UKRS represent all views, we invite UKRS members to share their thoughts on the topic(s) listed below, no later than Friday 30th November.

The specific areas that the Committee is likely to cover during the session are yet to be confirmed but may include:

- Barriers to accessing education and training
- Challenges and opportunities for businesses in accessing skills
- Boosting productivity and innovation in rural areas

The session will be held in public and broadcast on the www.parliamentlive.tv website. More information about the Committee, including its remit and membership, can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/rural-economy/

If you'd like to share your views on the topics, please get in touch using one of the methods on our contact us page - https://ukruralskills.co.uk/contact


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