Figure Crunching

Number of apprenticeships to be created by 2014 according to Vince “Janus” Cable: 100,000 Number of young people currently unemployed in the UK and the worst figures since records began: 953,000 (20% of 16-24 year olds). Nice one, Vince. Only 850,000 to go. It is a shame you’ve trebled tuition fees and scrapped the EMA […]

Burnham and Stuart on Education Maintenance Allowance

Hole Digging

On the BBC further Tory hole-digging is not hard to find. Shadow Education Secretary Andy Burnham explains why he wants to save the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) aimed at keeping poorer children in education. Listen HERE. Education Select Committee chairman Graham Stuart admitted the government plan could have a “damaging impact” but said there would […]

Save the Education Maintenance Allowance

“Save the EMA – Get organised for 13 December 2010 The government intends to axe the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for college students in England. This will have a massive impact on those families in our communities who most need support to undertake education. The EMA is a means-tested allowance of between £10 and £30, […]


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