Alan Milburn warns against funding cuts for poorest students, as Cameron focuses on access

Government’s social mobility adviser speaks out amid suggestions Green Paper has been delayed to allow tie-in with PM speech on social mobility. Alan Milburn, the government’s adviser on social mobility, has warned against cuts to funding for the poorest students, amid suggestions that the Green Paper has been delayed to go alongside a David Cameron speech as the prime minister makes university access a major priority. Mr Milburn, the chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, who is also chancellor of Lancaster University, told Times Higher Education that the Green Paper represents “an opportunity to translate good intention into action” on widening participation.  Read More.