Thursday, 1 March 2012

Mayoral Elections: Ken Pledges To Restore Education Maintenance Allowance

Photo by bobaliciouslondon
In the latest of his series of pledges, former mayor Ken Livingstone has promised to restore the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in London if he’s re-elected.

The EMA was cut by the government in 2010, sparking student protests across the country, as well as being blamed for a drop in student numbers, especially those from poorer backgrounds. 

Ken has said he’ll introduce a London EMA of up to £30 per week to encourage teenagers to stay on at school or college.

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