FE funding promises don’t go far enough, says EPI

According to TES, extra funding promised to FE by the government will only reverse a quarter of the cuts the sector has experienced, according to a new report.

According to the Education Policy Institute, the UK’s funding gap between technical and academic education is considerable, with technical education routes receiving 23 per cent less funding than academic routes.

Funding for 16-19 education in England has seen a real-term drop of 16 per cent between 2010-11 and 2018-19, the report explains, and so the recent government promise of a funding increase of £400 million for 16-19 education, announced by Sajid Javid last year, only reverse a quarter of cuts to the sector since 2010-11.

The report also says that while the government’s technical education reforms, including the new T levels, are a positive development, they do not go far enough.

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