Cuts affect real people

Nick Isles, Deputy Principal of Milton Keynes College, has posted about the how the cuts impact on real people.


Cuts affect real people

Nick Isles | 19 June 2015

When government makes cuts, people tend to talk in terms of problems for the institutions which find themselves lacking the cash to do their jobs properly.  Of course, that’s the least important impact of all.  What matters is the real lives which are made that much harder.

For example, Matt is eighteen and in his third year studying a two year BTEC extended diploma in Health and Social Care.  He is in the second year of the course having spent a year more at school taking GCSE resits and a few short courses.  Funding cuts leave Matt some £700 worse off than other students studying the same subjects… [continue reading on the Milton Keynes College website]