Happy to support the Raise the Rate campaign and have co-signed the letter along with colleagues calling on the Chancellor to provide extra funding for post-16 education. Further Education providers in my constituency are struggling due to funding cuts to vital extra curriculum services such as careers guidance, mental health support and employability skills. These services are fundamental to making sure young people receive the best support and guidance whilst studying.
I will continue to press the government on this issue until we see some urgent action taken to address the concerns of local school leaders. #RaisetheRate