BlogsJust Jim

Action on Apprenticeships!

Jim reports on growing frustration in the business community about the apprenticeship system. The number of starts has fallen since a controversial levy was introduced in 2017. He has also been meeting the new Speaker who aims to turn a…
chris
6th February 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Will towns be the government’s priority?

Will towns be the new driving force of the Northern Powerhouse? This week Downtown held an event with one of the leading Chief Executives in local government, Wigan's Alison McKenzie-Folan. Jim hosted the lunch and reports on her forthright views…
chris
23rd January 2020