Labour’s Chuka Umunna warns cuts will spell ‘end of further education as we know it’

The Huffington Post UK politicsGraeme Demianyk, political reporter for The Huffington Post UK, reports on the House of Commons exchange between Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna and Business Secretary Sajid Javid on fears that some FE institutions could be forced to close. 


Labour’s Chuka Umunna warns cuts will spell ‘end of further education as we know it’

Graeme Demianyk | The Huffington Post UK | 30 June 2015

Labour has warned of the “end of further eduction as we know it” as a result of more Government cuts.

Chuka Umunna, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, cited fears of “insolvency” expressed by the head teacher of the college of Cabinet minister Sajid Javid to seek a guarantee institutes would not be forced to close.

Post-16 eduction leaders have warned the £450 million of savings the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has to find – plus the same cut to the Department for Education budget – will be “destructive”.

Mr Javid, the Business Secretary, blamed the cuts on Labour spending in the past, and said there were “tough decisions” to be made… [full story on The Huffington Post UK]