16-18 Spending: What the Manifestos Say

02 June 2017

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The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos have been released and each party has planned for extra spending for the 16-18 education sector, should they get into power.

In recent times, many Further Education providers and Sixth Forms have struggled with a lack of funding, and 16-18 spending per learner is currently around 13% less than for secondary schools.

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have both suggested that they will freeze spending in real-terms, with the Institute of Fiscal Studies estimating that Conservative proposals would see the gap between secondary and 16-18 funding closing to around 10% by 2021-2022.

Labour have suggested that they would commit to increasing spend per pupil by 8% in real terms over the parliament, reducing the secondary and 16-18 spending difference to around 11%.

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