• IFS: Parties’ spending plans leave 16 to 18 education with 10% less than schools

    General election manifesto plans of all three major parties’ proposals will leave spending for 16 to 18-year-olds around 10 per cent lower than secondary schools, according to new analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The think tank says that while the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats are all proposing to spend more on this

    11.19 Jun. 1st, 2017 | News

  • General Election 2017 | a closer look at election pledges

    When I wrote my last general election supplement in 2015, I never thought I’d be doing another over two years. But that’s the world we live in now, so here we go again. Click here to download the supplement Education is once again a key issue on the campaign trail and in these 20 pages,

    16.30 May. 25th, 2017 | Supplements

  • Subsidised apprentice travel plan falls off Labour manifesto

    A long-term pledge to cover the cost of apprentice travel has not made it into Labour’s final general election manifesto – despite it featuring in a leaked draft version. Last week, the draft version first leaked to our sister paper Schools Week, included a commitment to paying for apprentices’ travel costs, “which currently run to

    17.11 May. 16th, 2017 | News

  • Costs in question after Labour apprentice pledge

    The financial implications of Labour’s pledge to cover apprentices’ travel costs have been called into question, after the Conservatives labelled their costings a “total shambles”. A leaked draft version of Labour’s manifesto committed to paying for apprentices’ travel costs, “which currently run to an average of £24 a week – a quarter of earnings if

    16.24 May. 12th, 2017 | News

  • Marsden survives Labour party reshuffle

    The “indefatigable” shadow minister for higher education, FE and skills has kept his post, following a Labour party reshuffle. Gordon Marsden has held onto the role since September 2015, when he moved over from the transport department, and was praised by Jeremy Corbyn during an exclusive interview with FE Week back in February. The Labour

    11.00 Oct. 14th, 2016 | News