AoC's 2019 spending review paper sets out the case for change. You can read it in full here:
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.