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Chair of GMColleges Responds to 2023 Spring Budget

Written on 15th March 2023

GMColleges support the enhanced devolution deal announced by Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in today’s budget.  We look forward to working with Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the Combined Authority, and all partners to help turn the vision for an integrated skills and work system for the City Region into a reality.

Anna Dawe, Chair of GMColleges and Principal of Wigan & Leigh College, said ‘‘The new deal will build on the excellent partnerships in Greater Manchester and allow us to work together to further develop our quality technical education system, We will use this opportunity to build on our strong relationship with employers to create a highly skilled workforce with a curriculum that meets the need for the rapidly changing world of work. By working together we can ensure that all residents can access the learning they need to gain the skills required to take advantage of economic opportunities available within Greater Manchester and further afield’’.