Start preparing your treasury submissions now
We say it regularly but the Love Our Colleges campaign and your support is having a real impact on decision makers. We can’t stop our activity over the summer months so we’ll continue to tell the Treasury they need to properly fund colleges.
We have been keeping a close eye on an announcement for the Autumn Budget statement. Rumours about an emergency budget in September are rife but yet to be confirmed.
If September is just rumour, we look to the date a new Prime Minister is announced, the parliamentary timetable and the Office of Budget Responsibility’s rules which set 10 weeks between a date of notification and the statement itself. In which case, a second option would be a budget statement in October. With either option still on the cards we want to be ready to submit our representations as soon as the Treasury open their consultation period.
As a result we’ve created a simple template submission (attached below) you can start preparing now so that we can be the first group to submit evidence to support our calls for increased funding for colleges. You can add as much information as you like but we want to make sure the Treasury can see the real impact cuts have had on individual colleges.
We need as many submissions as possible so please get preparing.