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Augar Review publication

Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the publication of the Augar Review, said “After 15 long months the Augar Review has been published and while some of its recommendations are to be taken seriously, it means nothing without Government action – which will not be forthcoming while the Conservatives are locked in an internal conflict over their leadership and are incapable of governing.

“In the time it has taken for the report to be released the further education sector has been plunged into financial crisis, the number of mature and part-time students has continued to fall and the higher education sector has faced increased instability.

“The report alone does nothing to address the burning injustices facing our education system. With no formal Government response, no extra funding and no guarantee that the recommendations will be implemented by her successor the Augar review epitomises May’s legacy as Prime Minister and this shambolic Tory government –  all talk, empty promises and very little action.”