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Education facts

The reality behind the 'efficiency savings'

Issue No. 2151

  • £180m – the ‘efficiency savings’ universities will have to make by 2011.
  • 500,000 – number of students waiting for outcome of university applications
  • 30,000 – number of people unable to go to university this year because of a lack of places
  • 1.3m – number of young people not in education, employment or training in Britain today (almost one in five)
  • £260m – Government has pledged to help young people acquire skills and training


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