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On 10 December 2013 the national director for young people at the Education Funding Agency (EFA), sent a letter to providers of education and training for 16 to 19 year olds announcing a cut in funding rate of 17.5 percent for learners over 18 years of age. The cut has been highly criticised by FE providers but Matthew Hancock the Skills Minister has said that the cuts will go ahead. This note explains the funding cut, gives a rationale for it and provides comment.

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