Further Education

Education written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons his Department did not carry out an impact assessment before announcing a reduction in funding for 18-year-olds in full-time education on 10 December 2013.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education)

An impact assessment was carried out before the 10 December 2013 announcement of the reduction in funding for 18-year-olds for the academic year 2014-15. This was published on 13 January and can be found at:

http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/i/impact%20assessment.pdf

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