Members of the TUC union have protested against government cuts outside the Tory party conference on its opening day in Manchester.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan told ITV News Central she believed the issue was not a lack of jobs, but a lack of people with the right skills.
Alison Mackenzie reports.
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Monday will see another fine and dry day after a cloudier start for some.
Low cloud will gradually become confined to the coast allowing sunny spells in the afternoon.
Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.