Results tagged “ESOL”

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There is a common theme that politicians when elected to office fail to deliver on promises.
Last year there was a firm manifesto commitment on changes to housing benefit.

"Housing benefit will be reformed to ensure we do not subsidise people to live in the private sector on rents that ordinary working families could not afford."

By Jim Fitzpatrick

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A recent visit to the Bromley-by-Bow Centre outlined how serious some of the cuts are on the least visible members of society. English language lessons (ESOL) for those not actively seeking work will no longer be funded by the Tory-led Government. This may not sound unreasonable unless, like me, you had met the 100 students at the centre who will lose out.