Statement on review of post-18 education and funding

20 February 2018

Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, made a statement in the House of Commons on the review of post-18 education and funding on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

The terms of reference for the review were published on Monday 19 February 2018. The Education Secretary told the House:

"The review will be informed by independent advice from an expert panel from across post-18 education, business and academia chaired by Philip Augar, a financial author and former non-executive director of the Department for Education. To inform its advice, the panel will carry out extensive consultation and engagement with the sector, with business and with, among others, people currently or recently participating in post-18 education."

Responding on behalf of the Opposition, Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, told the House, "the truth is that a year-long review is an unnecessary waste of time and energy when action is needed now".

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