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How have funding cuts impacted your FE college? Get your voice heard in Parliament

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by HouseOfCommons, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. HouseOfCommons

    HouseOfCommons New commenter

    Last month, Richard Graham MP, along with 163 MPs from across the political parties submitted a letter to the Chancellor demanding an above-inflation increase in FE college funding.

    In the letter, the MPs said that:

    “While government policy has protected the incomes of schools and universities, colleges have been dealt an average funding cut of 30 per cent over the last ten years”.

    “We believe this constraint on FE resources has had an impact on the teaching, courses and above all opportunities for young people and skills of all ages”. More details in FE Week.

    To follow up, on 2 April he is leading a debate in Westminster Hall on FE college funding. He’ll be discussing the issues and pressing a Government minister for action.

    To inform his speech and remarks, he wants to hear from you:
    • How has a lack of funding affected your college
    • If you received extra funding for your college, what would you spend the additional money on? What are your financial priorities?
    Please share your thoughts and experiences before midday on Monday, April 1st. Links to watch the debate and read the transcript will be posted as soon as they are available.

    Please note: your username, and any information or opinions you provide, may be shared with Richard Graham MP and used in a parliamentary debate which will be on the record and available on Parliament TV and Hansard. Please ensure that you are happy with your comment before sharing.

    To see our online discussion rules, please visit: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/have-your-say/online-discussion-rules/

    Westminster Hall is the secondary debating chamber in the House of Commons. Debates are usually attended by MPs from across the political parties, and a Minister must respond to the debate setting out the government’s position. More details here.
     

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