Government to implement useful ideas from public

Ireland“Allowing recipients of public funds to rollover unspent budgets to end a ‘use it or lose it’ approach, is among the 17 ideas to be implemented by the Government as a result of an online campaign. The proposals were submitted by members of the public through a website set up to find ways out of the economic downturn …
‘End “use it or lose it” approach to public funding …
‘Encourage schools to organise transition year trips within Ireland …
‘Earlier access for unemployed to education schemes …
‘Teach business skills as part of all PhD education …
‘Change job seekers’ allowance to incentivise placement of graduates …
‘Developing an ‘Ireland’ brand to attract international students …
‘Increase eLearning opportunities …
‘Encourage early retirement in the public sector …
‘Facilitate career breaks, shorter working week in public sector …’” (more)

[Genevieve Carbery, Irish Times, 22 July]

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