Julia Belgutay

More government funding? Don’t dream, it’s over

As Scotland’s colleges get to grips with the idea that more funding cuts might be on the way, the sector still has to face the struggle between leaders and unions over pay

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It is just about the last thing Scotland’s college leaders will have wanted to read this week. Speaking to TESS, FE minister Shirley-Anne Somerville hinted that after years of funding cuts and constant financial pressures, an even tougher settlement could be on the horizon.

Many in the sector have long feared further cuts could well be around the corner, but they could have been forgiven for still holding out hope. After all, both sector leaders themselves and umbrella body Colleges Scotland have argued persuasively that more investment will be needed for the sector to be able to deliver on ...

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