16-18 Education Faces the Largest Funding Cuts

28 February 2017

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According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, spending on education for 16-18 year olds has faced cuts too often, while most of the education sector has seen increased funding per pupil over the last 30 years.

A report published in February suggests that Further Education and Sixth Forms have been “continually squeezed”, and that by 2019-2020, per pupil spending will be 13% lower than in 2010-2011. Luke Sibieta, an Institute of Fiscal Studies Director and author of the report, stated that he thought that the rationale for focusing cuts on FE and Sixth forms was unclear, whilst David Hughes (Chief Executive, the AoC) stated that it was ‘not acceptable’ that the government has continued to fail to protect the 16 to 18 budget.

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