Shields Gazette: College vows to fight cuts as funding slashed by 24%

The Shields GazetteReport on the impact of the funding cuts in Tyneside, where the local South Tyneside College is one of 16 that will be affected in the region.


College vows to fight cuts as funding slashed by 24%

The Shields Gazette | 25 March 2015

COLLEGE bosses have joined forces to fight huge cuts which could affect job hunters in South Tyneside.

The Skills Funding Agency has announced a national cut of 24 per cent in its funding for adult learning for 2015/16.

South Tyneside College is one of 16 further education colleges across the North East where, in an unprecedented move, principals have joined forces with union leaders to lobby publicly against the cuts.

A spokesperson for South Tyneside College said: “The reduction in allocation facing our adult education budget is about 1.7 per cent of our total income… [more]