• New 20% limit for management fees in best-practice guidance

    The management fees charged by prime FE providers should not be more than 20 per cent of the programme funding – and will generally be much less – after big-hitting FE representative bodies struck an agreement. The organisations putting their name to new best-practice guidance on relationships between primes and their subcontractors are the Association of

    10.33 Mar. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Mass delays to publication of special needs learner plans spark calls for government intervention

    “Very concerning” delays with councils delivering education health and care plans (EHCP) for young people with special needs, which could deprive many of FE support from January, have sparked calls for a government crackdown. Local authorities are legally obliged to put in place the new plans for young people in FE and training – which

    11.06 Dec. 14th, 2016 | News

  • Casey Review demands urgent review into savage ESOL cuts

    The country urgently needs a national review into the provisions it makes for non-native English speakers, according to a major new report. The Casey Review, which looked at how social integration can be improved across the UK, found that community cohesion is being undermined by savage and ongoing funding cuts. Unveiled on December 6, the

    13.04 Dec. 5th, 2016 | News