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Praise from MPs won’t solve our funding crisis

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In the current political climate, it seems there is very little for people to agree on. Apart from, it seems, the college sector’s need for more funding. For a good three hours this week, MP after MP got up in Westminster and spoke passionately about the importance of FE.

Praising their local providers for the work they do under very difficult financial circumstances, they highlighted the dramatic research findings that those working in the sector have grown all to used to: around 25,000 staff have quit; the Institute For Fiscal Studies believes the FE sector has been hardest hit by cuts; ...

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