The autumn statement by the chancellor is a time when policy statements either stay statements or get an allocated budget for implementation.
It sets the theme for Government spending and is influenced by many things. Both the AELP (on behalf of more than 800 training providers) and AoC (on behalf of colleges) have published their “pre-autumn statement” statement.
The AoC has two key recommendations amongst many other ideas. They are:
HM Treasury should set a medium-term target to increase spending on education and training to 5% of GDP and direct a share of the additional funding to post-16 education.
The management of education spending should be reformed to improve efficiency, to allocate funds to areas of greatest need and to provide more predictability.
AELP have prepapred a two page, used at the recent party conferences to outline the main concerns of the training provider sector.
I think it’s fair to say the neither are earth shattering but they are worth a read to see how the key sector organisations are thinking as we head towards things like levy implementation in 2017