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Written by Gordon Prentice   
Monday, 27 June 2011 22:19

I see the East Lancashire Colleges have come up with a package to support struggling students who are losing their EMA.

Last November, Pendle’s MP, Andrew Stephenson, famously declared he was a great fan of the EMA. 

I am a fan of EMA; 65% of students in my constituency going to Nelson and Colne College receive EMA. The Government are not scrapping EMA; they are simply replacing it with more targeted support.

We wait to hear how many (and what percentage) of students at Nelson and Colne College who used to get EMA will qualify for its replacement.

The College will have the thankless task of deciding who gets help and who doesn’t.


Read the original article on Gordon's Blog.



# Tim Ellis 2011-07-06 12:41
I think that the funds for the new "greatly improved" coalition EMA are only 20% of the old EMA.

So less, a lot, lot less.

I wonder (not) if Stephenson will raise this outrage in the house!

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