Further education learners and staff to take the cuts protest to MPs’ front door at Parliament

FE Week looks ahead to the lobby of MPs.


Further education learners and staff to take the cuts protest to MPs’ front door at Parliament

FE Week | 15 June 2015

FE staff and students are set to lobby politicians directly tomorrow afternoon as they take the fight against swingeing sector funding cuts to Parliament.

The mass lobby of Parliament in protest against Adult Skills Budget cuts has been organised by the University and College Union (UCU) and is expected to take place from 2pm.

The lobby event follows news in March that funding for Adult Learning would be cut by up to 24 per cent in 2014/15, and an announcement this month that both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education would each be facing cuts of £450m — with FE budgets specifically earmarked for savings… [more on the FE Week website]