Wednesday 14 July 2021 / 3:41 PM Education / Toby Perkins

Labour responds to Government u-turn on adult education funding clawback

Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Further Education and Skills, responding to news that the Government has u-turned on adult education funding clawback, said

“The Conservatives have finally listened to Labour and u-turned to prevent colleges seeing thousands in vital funding being clawed back by the Treasury.

“However, this decision has come so late that colleges may well have already made redundancies based on the financial crisis they expected.

“Once again this shows the Conservatives’ disrespect for the further education sector which undermines any claims they have to being committed to a skills based recovery.”