Dear all,

 

Following the publication this morning of the report by Professor Baroness Alison Wolf: ‘Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained?’ which raises serious concerns about the funding of FE, please find below a statement from Labour’s Shadow Skills Minister Liam Byrne MP:

 

“This report spells out this Government's brutal neglect of our country's technical education system. 

 

The Tories simply don’t appear to understand or value our world class FE Colleges. 

 

This is now a wakeup call. We must not break the spine of our technical education system. We must act now to save Further education before it's consigned to history in communities all over Britain.”

 

You can access the full report here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/policy-institute/publications/Issuesandideas-a...