Wednesday 18 August 2021 / 12:01 AM Education / Toby Perkins

Labour responds to IFS report on college and Sixth Form funding

Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Further Education and Skills, responding to the IFS’s report on college and sixth form funding, said:

“Colleges and sixth forms have experienced a decade of neglect from Conservative governments which have undervalued and undermined the incredible education they provide.

“Skills and retraining should be a vital part of our economic recovery, but under the Conservatives the number of 16 and 17 year old apprentices has fallen to their lowest level since the 1980s.

“Labour has set out a plan to create 100,000 new apprenticeship opportunities for young people harnessing their skills and capabilities to fuel our economic recovery post-pandemic.”