FAMILIES are spending up to half of their income on childcare costs, a charity reported yesterday.
The cost of 25 hours of nursery care for a child under two years old now costs around £116 per week on average, totalling over £6,000 per year, according to Family and...
Friday 3rd Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE brightest pupils from poor backgrounds are more than two years behind their well-off classmates, a poverty think tank revealed yesterday.
The Sutton Trust has found that students who are in the top 10 per cent but are from disadvantaged backgrounds are behind by two years and eight...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
CASH-GRABBING Tories were accused of “pulling yet another ugly move on students” yesterday as the government revealed its plans to further privatise the student loan book.
Loans issued before 2012 and worth £12 billion to the public purse are planned to be sold under...
Tuesday 7th Feb 2017
TORIES were accused yesterday of breaking school funding election pledges with their mooted cut to payments per pupil.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner told MPs during a Commons debate that there is no justification for the plans, currently in the consultation stage, that would...
Thursday 26th Jan 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
by Conrad Landin and Felicity Collier
OFSTED head Sir Michael Wilshaw dismissed a secret government plan yesterday to push the children of undocumented immigrants to the back of the school places queue as “daft.”
Parliamentary papers leaked...
Friday 2nd Dec 2016
THE Tory plan to allocate £50 million to grammar school expansion at a time when other parts of the education sector are facing funding crises is “baffling,” Angela Rayner said yesterday.
Labour’s shadow education secretary urged ministers to abandon the...
Wednesday 23rd Nov 2016
Discrimination against pregnant women ‘doubles in decade’
Wednesday 31st Aug 2016
A FLAGSHIP free school which punishes pupils whose parents do not pay school dinner bills on time illustrates the “appalling” legacy of Tory education policy, Labour said yesterday.
Michaela Community School in Wembley Park, north-west London, was revealed to be placing...
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Changes to the state pensions age mean thousands of women in their fifties face a future of financial uncertainty – but the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign is fighting back, writes ANGELA RAYNER
Friday 11th Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
CONSUMERS demanded that British Gas make more cuts to its domestic rates yesterday after it revealed that profits from households jumped by nearly a third last year.
The Big Six supplier denied that its £574 million profit was a result of lower wholesale prices and said it was...
Friday 19th Feb 2016