Leading Professors and Economists say save EMA

A group of leading professors and economists have today written an open letter,published HERE IN THE GUARDIAN calling on the Government to retain the payment of EMA to college students.

It begins “We, the undersigned economists, support the Save EMA campaign and oppose the government’s plans to abolish the education maintenance allowance, a scheme which helps and encourages students from poorer backgrounds in England, aged 16 to 19, to stay on in education (Hughes calls for £100m to help poorer students, 14 March). On a day when figures show youth unemployment at an unacceptable level, the last thing our country and those who govern us should be doing is removing or cutting support to that very age group”

FULL LETTER CLICK HERE

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About Councillor, Sefton MBC

Councillor, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Victoria Ward, Ward Chair'
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