At first it seemed as though the Conservative’s plan was to take the 200 million spent on Connexions and hand it over to schools to provide face to face guidance. Gradually it became apparent that the funding was to vanish completely.

In the opposition debate two weeks ago on Careers services for young people Nick Gibb claimed that the government cannot find “£200 million here and £200 million there”. But apparently they can find £250 million for weekly bin collections.

In the words of Jenny Chapman MP, careers advice is “not the sexiest subject out there” but for the sake of a 3 words in a bill (face-to-face) and £200 million, the government are wrecking an entire profession.

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