Government tables Technical and Further Education Bill

The government has tabled a Technical and Further Education Bill, education secretary Justine Greening has announced.

The bill will allow for the remit of the Institute for Apprenticeships to be expanded in line with the Post-16 Skills Plan, which will give the body a greater role in overseeing the development of a new post-16 structure for technical education. It will also be renamed the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.