Wednesday December 11, 2019

State cut core funding for third level and used business levy

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
24th March, 2019
Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne

The government used increased third level funding from businesses to cut its own core contribution to colleges and universities by €15 million, it has emerged.

Last year, employers were hit with a training levy increase of 0.1 per cent for the second year in a row, which brought in an extra €92 million for the exchequer.

But the Department of Education used €51 million of this new money from businesses to replace its own funding for...

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