The implications of the decision for the UK to exit from the EU and the announcement that David Cameron will step down as prime minister by October will become clearer over time.
We will, of course, continue to update members, primarily through the FAB Weekly Update, with relevant information as the situation unfolds.
An article in the FAB Update before the public went to the polls (dated 17 June) stated that the TES has reported Nick Boles’ warning that it may not be “prudent” for the apprenticeship levy to go ahead if the UK votes to leave the European Union. The skills minister has reportedly said that the programme could be put on hold should the UK opt for Brexit in the referendum, because business confidence could be “knocked by a decision to leave the single market”. Further information can be found here: Brexit could jeopardise apprenticeship levy.
In that same FAB Update we reported that the National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA) claimed that "the only way to ensure access to affordable ESOL classes for students’ is to remain in the EU. A statement published by NATECLA warned that, in the case of Brexit, many EU students would be charged higher fees for language courses and valuable EU funding will be lost. Further information can be found here: NATECLA’s EU Referendum Statement.