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One of the Coalition’s earliest and most bitter fights was over scrapping the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), a means-tested grant given to sixth form students to enable them to pursue further education. Defending the axing of EMA, David Cameron told the House of Commons’ Liaison Committee on 18 November 2010: “There is a quite well-thought […]

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In January 2010, David Cameron told a Cameron Direct audience: “We’ve looked at Educational Maintenance Allowances and we haven’t announced any plan to get rid of them. “They do often if you go to schools and ask people what they think of them and ask young people themselves, they get quite a mixed reception actually […]

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