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Call for ‘decisive shift in adult education to drive growth’

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Former Bank of England chief economist argues for change in approach to mature student offer

Local, civic universities should be at the heart of government plans to boost growth, but investment in adult education is needed to make it a reality, the head of the Royal Society of Arts has said.

Writing in a collection of essays published by the UPP Foundation on 10 July, Andy Haldane, a former chief economist at the Bank of England, said that following a “decline in fortunes for many UK regions, the research and innovation, income and jobs generation, and capacity and capability embedded in universities has never been more needed”.

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