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New Challenges, New Chances: Next Steps in Implementing the Further Education Reform Programme


Ministers Vince Cable and John Hayes launched New Challenges, New Chances, the reform plan for skills, and an accompanying skills investment statement on 1 December 2011.

New Challenges, New Chances sets out the Government’s overall strategy plans from now to 2015 and builds on the strategy published in 2010. The Skills Investment Statement sets out the adult further education and skills budget for the 2012-13 financial year, confirming plans that were set out in autumn 2010. The principles of fairness and shared responsibility underpin our investment.