Education chief praises LSC for cutting red tape

The
secretary of state for education has praised the Learning and Skills Council
(LSC) for cutting bureaucracy across the organisation.

Charles
Clarke said that measures taken by the LSC have helped reduce the amount of red
tape in the sector, but conceded there was still much work to be done.

The
LSC has made a number of reforms after the independent Bureaucracy Taskforce
published 39 recommendations on hope the organisation could cut red tape.

"The
taskforce is clearly helping to cut bureaucracy in the sector and I’m pleased
with the progress," said Clarke.

"But
there is still more to do. I urge the post-16 sector and it’s representatives
to continue to support the LSC and the Government in reforming the way we
deliver our public service," he added.

The
changes introduced by the LSC include a new funding scheme for colleges and a
fast-track initiative for employers, colleges and training providers.

www.lsc.gov.uk

By Ross Wigham

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