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AoC's 2019 spending review asks

09 July 2019

AoC's 2019 spending review paper sets out the case for change. You can read it in full here: AoC spending review 2019 8.7.19.pdf AoC spending review 2019 8.7.19.pdf (PDF,336.73 KB) Our case covers four areas a significant increase in spending on the education of young people. increases in spending on higher technical education, adult education and apprenticeships to increase productivity. a capital budget to extend the life of buildings and equipment. a new strategic relationship between colleges and government Over 15 pages, the paper explains the case for raising 16 to 18 funding rates, for action to close socio-economic gaps, for apprenticeship reform and for full implementation of the government's Post -18 review in terms of adult further education and capital spending Treasury has not yet set out the terms for the 2019 spending review but the Chancellor indicated a plan for a three year review covering the period from 2020 to 2023. When HM Treasury, DfE and other government departments finally start the review, there will need to be a fresh approach to education spending in the 2020s.