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'Redundancies likely' in Scottish colleges

'Redundancies likely' in Scottish colleges

Employment and redundancy is likely to be a topic of debate in colleges across Scotland, as funding cuts from the country's government begin to take their toll on the facilities.

Spending for colleges north of the border is to drop by 13.5 per cent over the next three years, following on from a 10.3 per cent reduction already actioned.

Jobs are to be lost as a result of the decision and the Courier reports lecturers and support staff at Angus College are facing the prospect of redundancy after principal John Burt announced the learning institute will be significantly affected.

Alan Mitchell, chief executive of the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce - which is an independent and not-for-profit organisation wishing to find out more information from Holyrood regarding the downsizing - said: "The cuts planned in the college sector seem disproportionately large in comparison to other parts of the public sector."

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Posted by Francesca Witney