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The Culture Secretary gives her first speech on the arts at the British Museum

Maria Miller advises senior culture figures that justification for future arts funding must be based on an economic grounds

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HMRC investigate over 100 firms offering potentially illegal unpaid internships

Campaign group Intern Aware have reported firms which may be breaking the law through their use of unpaid interns to ministers

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Peter Bazalgette gives first speech as chair of Arts Council England

ACE Chairman's speech warns against cuts to culture budgets and argues Heseltine plan should focus on culture

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Changes to league table performance measures for schools impact on vocation provision

New report from IPPR suggests 60% of schools cutting the provision of vocational qualifications

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Arts Council chair Liz Forgan accuses Gove of abandoning cultural education

Forgan calls on Government to protect arts funding and include arts subjects in the EBacc

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House of Lords debate inclusion of arts subjects in the English Baccalaureate Certificate

Lords offer strong support for inclusion of arts subjects in the EBacc

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