It’s your vote

Should adult learners have to pay more for their college courses?

Fees could rise by as much as 15 per cent under new proposals set to go before councillors.

Hartlepool Borough Council plans to increase the price of vocational courses by ten per cent, to about £105, and other courses by 15 per cent, to about £150 a year.

Education bosses say the setting of adult education fees is a “difficult” balancing act between generating enough income to meet costs.