The development and impact of the Sure Start early years programme since 1998, from the initial targeted, local partnership-run programmes through to universal local authority-run children's centres, to reforms introduced by the Coalition Government.
This note explains the changes to funding for students on NHS funded courses in England, that lead to professional registration as nurses, midwives, or other allied health professionals as announced in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015. From August 2017 NHS bursaries which provide tuition fee funding, grants and living cost support, will largely be replaced by funding through the standard student support package of loans. The paper provides background to the changes.
The Higher Education and Research Bill 2016 will make changes to the regulation of the higher education sector and create new higher education bodies. This page gives an overview of the amendments made to the Bill during its Report Stage and Third reading on 21 November 2016.
This Briefing Paper provides information on the Technical and Further Education Bill's progress in Public Bill Committee. It summarises Government amendments to the Bill and discussion on the Opposition's attempts to amend the Bill.
MPs will debate the Effect of exiting the EU on higher education, on Wednesday 23 November 2016 from 9.30am-11.00am. Dr Rupa Huq MP will lead the debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a background summary and press and parliamentary coverage.
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the Higher Education and Research Bill's progress in Public Bill Committee. The paper summarises Government amendments to the Bill and discussion on the Opposition's attempts to amend the Bill.
The Technical and Further Education Bill 2016-17 sets out provisions to improve the quality of technical education (TE), address skill shortages and support the Government’s social mobility agenda. The Bill's proposals will: rename the Institute for Apprenticeships the "Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education" and extend its remit to cover technical education,
create an insolvency framework for FE corporations and sixth form colleges and extend the statutory duty to provide information on FE to cover providers of FE who receive funding from the combined authorities. The Bill implements recommendations from the Government's Post-16 Skills Plan and the consultation on developing new insolvency regime for the FE sector.
MPs will debate access and waiting time standards for early intervention in psychosis in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 9.30am. The debate will be led by Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP.
This House of Commons Library briefing provides background, recent press articles, Parliamentary material and links to further reading.
This paper has been written for the House of Commons Second Reading debate on the Higher Education and Research Bill 2016. The Bill brings forward a range of measures to increase competition and choice in the higher education sector, raise standards and strengthen capabilities in UK research and innovation. The Bill implements the legislative proposals in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching, Social Mobility and Student Choice and in Sir Paul Nurse’s report, Ensuring a successful UK research endeavour: A Review of the UK Research Councils by Paul Nurse, November 2015. The Bill will establish a new body the Office for Students, create a single route into the higher education sector, create alternative payments for students and make changes to UK research infrastructure.
On Monday 18 April MPs will take part in a debate on educational attainment in Yorkshire and the Humber. This debate was scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee and will be opened by Jo Cox MP. This House of Commons Library debate pack provides statistics, briefing, reports and relevant press and parliamentary coverage of the issues.
There will be a debate on Further education colleges in the North East in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 2.30pm. Helen Goodman MP will lead the debate. This page provides a Library briefing and press and parliamentary coverage of the issues.
This briefing gives and overview of student support arrangements for students with limited and discretionary leave to remain in the UK and discusses recent policy developments since the Supreme Court judgement in the Tigere case in July 2015. The paper flags up the Department for Business and Skills consultation containing proposals to create a new category of student support eligibility which will apply to students with long term residency in the UK.