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Dius Slammed for FE Mistakes

Magazine article Public Finance

Dius Slammed for FE Mistakes

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An independent review has strongly criticised the government for ignoring a looming crisis over the modernisation of further education colleges in England.

Last year's collapse of the Building Colleges for the Future programme, which left 144 colleges in limbo, was 'predictable and probably avoidable', a review by Sir Andrew Foster concluded.

Foster, a former controller of the Audit Commission, said the blame lay with both the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Learning and Skills Council.

While LSC management was at fault, senior Dius officials could have probed projections more deeply and uncovered Ongoing flaws' in implementing the policy, said the April 1 review.

Warnings of overheating were evident as early as February 2008 but, said Foster, there was 'delay and confusion in addressing them'. …

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