- £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
The reality behind the 'efficiency savings'