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With 165 MPs on his back, will the chancellor finally listen?

Chancellor Philip Hammond is under pressure from MPs to improve FE funding

How many MPs does it take to fix a lightbulb? Given the recent state of affairs in Westminster, God knows.

We do, however, know one thing for sure: the FE sector is hoping it only takes 165 to make the chancellor listen to their pleas about funding.

For that is the number of MPs from four parties who threw their weight behind an open letter to Philip Hammond.

Co-authored by Conservative MP Richard Graham and Labour MP Nic Dakin, the letter states that while government policy has protected the incomes of schools and universities, colleges have been dealt an average real-terms funding cut of ...

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