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CBI suggests extra year of education.

CBI suggests extra year of education.

The Confederation of British Industry wants young adults in England to be entitled to an extra year of education.

Director general Carolyn Fairbairn says this move could benefit further education colleges, but any cut to university tuition fees to compensate would cause them "profound harm".

A review, led by financier Philip Augar, on how to fund post-18 education is due to be published this spring.

The review is considering whether to cut tuition fees in England.

The intervention by the CBI comes amid growing pressure to achieve a better balance of funding between the almost half of 18-year-olds in England who go to university and those who do not.

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