Funding crisis isn’t ‘an accident of history’, says ex-minister

The current FE funding crisis isn't an 'accident of history', according to former minister Robert Halfon

Many things happen by accident. You can spill your tea by accident, you can whack someone in the face with your backpack on the bus by accident (if you’re tall enough). But cuts to further education budgets are most definitely not “an accident”, says Robert Halfon, chair of the Commons Education Select Committee.

Speaking in the Commons earlier this week, the Conservative MP called for further education to be better funded and said that the current national funding formula was in need of reform. “I hope the House will forgive me if I take this opportunity to give my strongest support to the ...

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