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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Balanced Approach in Budget Announcement

Julian Welcomes Chancellor’s Balanced Approach in Budget Announcement

Julian welcomed today’s Budget announcement; describing it as “a sensible balance between fiscal responsibility and optimistic investment”. The Chancellor of the Exchequer opened his statement by asserting that the UK’s deficit will fall to 2.3 per cent of GDP in 2017 as national debt will start falling next year as a share of national income.

Important Update on 30 Hours Free Childcare

Julian is promoting important information for working parents regarding the 30 hours free childcare...

Julian Leads Debate on Antibiotic Resistance

Yesterday, Julian led a debate in Parliament to mark World Antibiotics Awareness Week. The...

Julian visits new Huntington House Mental Health Centre

Last Friday, Julian visited York’s new mental health centre, Huntington House, to look around...

Julian Meets With Chief Executive at Askham Bryan College

October 26, 2017

Earlier this month Julian visited Askham Bryan College to meet with the Chief Executive, Catherine Dixon. After an informative tour of the college, Julian was able to discuss a number of matters regarding apprenticeships and technical qualifications, and was pleased to hear about the college’s plans for expansion.    

Over 2,000 employers are currently involved in curriculum development at the college, offering work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities that address employment priorities and meet the needs of employers in the land-based sector; including agriculture, food manufacturing, agri-foods, agri-technology, bio-science and bio-economy.

The Chief Executive raised a number of concerns in relation to the introduction of new apprenticeship standards and support for travel and residential accommodation for students on block placements. Julian has recently been in correspondence with the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills regarding post-16 funding and will be writing again following his visit.

Speaking afterwards, Julian said: “Askham Bryan continues to offer quality provision to its students and is serving the needs of local employers. I am encouraged to hear about the college’s plans moving forward and I shall be giving them my full support.”