Peter Lloyd has been among the active contributors to the series of webinars on ‘Rebuilding local economies after lockdown’.
In a new paper, Peter and his co-author, Michael Blakemore, make a valuable contextual contribution to this debate focusing on work and skills. They see scope for making an opportunity out of the crisis and argue that …
“The skills people should have – or should be able realistically to aspire to have – need to be those that have some meaning beyond the hope of a pay cheque in a local context where jobs are poor quality and wages are low …
Now, in the challenging short term as we have to spend public funds to activate a pool of the unemployed after the pandemic, is the time to raise the game …
An essential feature of moving in this direction is that it must be put in place locally. One of the clear failures of governance in lockdown has been an obsession with central remedies applied centrally and with recourse to private companies to deliver geographically dispersed outcomes”.
To read the full paper click below:
To see all of Peter’s papers on the impact of COVID-19 click HERE
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