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24.08.16

Ethnic minorities will be hit hardest by apprenticeship funding cuts

Removing the 'disadvantage uplift' will disproportionately affect students from non-White backgrounds, senior FE figures warn. The proposed funding rates for 16-18 students, currently being consulted on by the Skills Funding Agenc...

23.08.16

Poorer people less likely to take up apprenticeships, Teach First report finds

Drawing from government data, a new report from charity Teach First shows that in 7 out of England’s 10 regions, the proportion of young people taking an apprenticeship after key stage 4 and key stage 5 is smaller among thos...

23.08.16

Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf

New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) shows the average difference in pay between men and women is 18%. IFS also found that the gap balloons after women have children, raising the prospect that mothers are missing out on pa...

22.08.16

BAME workers in UK are third more likely to be underemployed

Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely than white workers to be underemployed with fewer hours of employment than they would like, according to the Trades Union Congress. The TUC warns in a report today that...

19.08.16

Cost of degree is why Brits do not want to go to university and why majority drop out

The cost of a degree is the reason why Britons don’t want to attend university - and also why the majority drop out mid-course. Alongside the rising cost of tuition, many young people in the UK feel they will learn more with a hands-o...