Results tagged “Education Maintenance Allowance”

By Lutfur Rahman


One of the most short-sighted policies that the Conservative-led Government has pushed through has been the abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

Some £30 a week may not sound much to millionaire cabinet ministers, but it does to our young people, especially in Tower Hamlets.

By Jim Fitzpatrick


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.