Author: Alison Wolf
Publication date: 3 November 2009
The report is critical of the Government's centralised planning and constant reorganisation of the further education sector. The author claims that many of the qualifications that the Government promotes and funds directly have no economic value and that £2billion is wasted on funding courses which have no net benefit to individual learners or society at large. The report suggests that rather than subsidies being paid by the Government to employers to fund training, the subsidies should be paid directly to individuals.