Month: May 2015

FE Funding – could it get worse?

Mick Fletcher’s analysis of the recent Skills Funding letter sets the background for policy developments from 2015 onwards.  This article first appeared in FE Week. Bad news for adult learning but not good for SFA either Much of the response to

Budget 2015 – inebriation before education

More budget blues from a true blue budget? As George Osborne announces plans for another budget Mick Fletcher reflects on the implications for FE of the first budget 2015 and is not impressed. This article first appeared in FE Week.

Survey points to need for a radical rethink of the approach to further education by the incoming Tory Government

Policy Consortium member Ian Nash introduces the full report of the second Great FE & Skills Survey, undertaken by the Policy Consortium in conjunction with its media partner FE Week. The Coalition Government presided over cuts to further education which have proved