Speech: National Federation of Builders

Neil gave the skills keynote address at the National Federation of Builders Conference. Neil argued that the UK needs more regional centres of growth, it is not enough to rely on a strong London. Young people need to know what the work opportunities are within the industry, this requires a broad curriculum and businesses of all types to work with schools and colleges. The UK needs to be more competitive, its economy is currently 28% less productive than Germany’s.