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We need to develop policies for lifelong learning

The whole university fees issue continues to be a hot issue as they take shape.  Recently the Scottish universities have been announcing what fees they will charge students from the rest of the UK and non EU foreign students.  This has of course put into focus the absurd situation where we are charging students from [...]

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Pensions – employers don’t do social welfare anymore!

Post war Britain developed a parallel system of pensions providing Final Salary schemes for the public sector and larger companies along with growing state provision. It was a good system – if you worked for a large organisation.  By the end of the 1960s 53% of the workforce was in an occupational pension scheme. However, [...]

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