The UK Government is under pressure to produce a national strategy for adult education. In January, former skills minister and Labour backbencher David Lammy wrote to apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon. Signed by more than 60 MPs including Angela Rayner, shadow education secretary; Gordon Marsden, shadow further education and skills minister, and Chi Onwurah, chair of the all party parliamentary group for adult education, the letter called for lifelong learning to be prioritised. The letter warned that adult education funding has been slashed in recent years, with 40% cuts to the adult skills budget between 2010 and 2015. It […]

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