So we are approaching the final Spring Budget at this time of year, as Philip Hammond previously announced in the Autumn Statement.    

During an interview on the Andrew Mar Show on Sunday, although no details were provided, Mr Hammond did seem to recognize, that skills investment for the future was a major priority, as we all do. It is clear we need to invest now, to protect future jobs and the future economy.

I shall be looking forward to the Chancellors budget on Wednesday, to see what announcements are made for investment in skill training, and what innovative ideas are presented to safe guard the future of our industry.