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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2011): Education - UK - training

English lessons for migrants hit by funding cuts

J. Shepherd

The Guardian, Apr. 15th 2011, p. 5

Teachers have reacted with anger to the prime minister's call for immigrants to take English lessons, arguing that the coalition government has cut funding for these classes. From the autumn the government will only fund classes in basic English for immigrants on jobseeker's allowance and employability skills allowance. Those on income support and other benefits will no longer be able to attend free classes.

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