Existing Library briefing papers

The Library has a comprehensive range of briefings on education funding:

In addition, we have recently published a briefing on the Augar Review of post-18 education, which made a series of recommendations on tuition fees in HE and the funding of further education:

A selection of recent press and other commentary

School funding

Further and higher education

Selected parliamentary debate


Further and higher education; general

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