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‘Indefensible’: No national insurance help for colleges despite support for schools

From FE Week:

The government will not compensate colleges for national insurance contribution increases even though it is helping schools, FE Week can reveal. The “indefensible” move will hit college budgets by an estimated £30 million.

Boris Johnson this week set out plans to increase national insurance contributions from both employees and employers by 1.25 percentage points from next April.

The so-called “health and social care levy”, which the government said would raise around £12 billion in extra funding each year, will be used to “tackle Covid backlogs” and reform adult social care.

However, the government will use £1.8 billion of the £12 billion to “compensate departments and other public sector employers” in England at the next spending review for the “increased cost of the levy”.

The government will not compensate colleges for national insurance contribution increases even though it is helping schools, FE Week can reveal. The “indefensible” move will hit college budgets by an estimated £30 million.

Boris Johnson this week set out plans to increase national insurance contributions from both employees and employers by 1.25 percentage points from next April.

The so-called “health and social care levy”, which the government said would raise around £12 billion in extra funding each year, will be used to “tackle Covid backlogs” and reform adult social care.

However, the government will use £1.8 billion of the £12 billion to “compensate departments and other public sector employers” in England at the next spending review for the “increased cost of the levy”.

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