Election 2024

Labour manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party will 'better integrate' further and higher education in a new strategy for post-16 education if it wins on...

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Apprenticeships, Election 2024

Election 2024: Apprenticeships top of education priority list

But poll suggests support for Conservative and Labour plans for apprenticeships have limited backing

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Election 2024

Conservatives manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party confirms plans for 100k more apprenticeships, the new ABS, and a national service at the expense of the...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Election 2024

Lib Dems manifesto 2024: The FE pledges

Party plans to review FE funding including college VAT exemption, a widened apprenticeship levy and ‘lifelong skills grants’ of...

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Election 2024

Both parties pledge targeted training to cut immigration

Labour is claiming it will hold companies to account on training through 'proper' workforce plans

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Election 2024

Sunak’s national service plan puts £2.6bn employment training fund at risk

The Conservatives have pledged to scrap the fund from 2028 and Labour hasn't committed to funding it beyond 2025

Josh Mellor
Josh Mellor
Apprenticeships, Election 2024

Blueprint for a phased ‘flex and match’ skills levy unveiled

L&W plan would allow gradual levy flex while protecting the apprenticeship budget in real terms

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Election 2024

Election 2024: Traineeships could return under Labour

It's not clear how Labour's traineeships would differ from the ones the Conservatives scrapped due to low take-up

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Apprenticeships, Election 2024

Conservatives pledge 100,000 apprenticeship boost

Pledge comes amid another "crackdown" on "rip-off" university degrees

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen