Funding

Revealed: ‘Front line’ boost to 16-19 funding

Base rate to increase by an extra £111 per student

Anviksha Patel
Anviksha Patel
Colleges, Long read, Students

Demand for student support soars as the cost of living crisis bites

Josh was a talented bricklaying student with dreams of running his own building firm. Then his mother lost one...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Skills reform

The funding consultation doesn’t tackle our biggest challenges – but there’s hope

FE desperately needs simplified funding lines but this consultation must go further, writes Marguerite Hogg It didn’t seem like...

Jess Staufenberg
Marguerite Hogg
Opinion

The government’s FE policy is dangerously wishful thinking

Government rhetoric not rooted in reality will cause colleges to choose the easy options, writes Ian Pryce As a...

Jess Staufenberg
Ian Pryce
News

East London UTC’s future ‘uncertain’ as DfE fails to approve expansion

The future of another university technical college (UTC) hangs in the balance despite receiving emergency funding.  East London UTC...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

College starved of cash shuts award winning training restaurant

A college has been forced to shut the doors of its prestigious restaurant, blaming years of government cuts to...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Treasury took back over £300m despite small employers being turned away

The government has for the first time admitted the vast majority of the £400 million underspend from the Department...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

Revealed: The 34 colleges with £270m of government loans and bailouts last year

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has revealed the colleges with millions in government loans and bailouts. According...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
News

Scrap funding rule that stops providers from transferring their unspent levy, says UEL

A university has called for the scrapping of an apprenticeship funding rule that stops them from using unspent levy...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino