Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the Augar Review into post-18 education and funding, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Everyone should have access to quality education and training whatever stage of life they are at. But our further education sector has been cut to the bone by years of devastating cuts.
“This review is right to call for more support for our colleges. And for maintenance grants to be brought back.
"The government must repair the damage austerity has caused and properly invest in adult learning.
“As the world of work changes working people will need to keep gaining new skills throughout their career."
- The TUC welcomes the commitment to fully funded education and training up to level 3 (A Levels or equivalent) for all ages
- The TUC is calling for: