Con Dem Government
United Kingdom

In the Comprehensive Spending Review the Con Dem Government decided to scrap EMA, an allowance of between £10 and £30 per week, which is currently paid to 16-19 year olds continuing in further education and training, from households with incomes below £30,000.

EMA has had a fantastic impact in Sheffield, last year it helped over 6,000 16-19 year olds to continue in post-16 education and training. The decision to scrap it will impact on the life-chances of young people from Sheffield and will particularly disadvantage young people in lower socio-economic groups and from minority backgrounds.

We also urge you to support the national Save EMA Campaign, which has been endorsed by Shadow Education Secretary Andy Burnham http://saveema.co.uk/

We the undersigned recognise the impact that EMA has had in providing opportunity for the continued participation of Sheffield’s young people in further education and training, we urge the Con Dem Government to reverse their decision to scrap it.

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The Sheffield Supports Saving EMA petition to Con Dem Government was written by Jackie Drayton and is in the category Education at GoPetition.