EDUCATION Maintenance Allowance is making a comeback - but only for students at one South Yorkshire college.
Dearne Valley College has announced it will pay full-time 16-18-year-old students and apprentices £10 a week to help with costs and encourage good attendance.
The payments come after the Government scrapped the national EMA scheme, under which young people from lower income households were paid £30 a week to stay in education if aged between 16 and 18.
Wentworth and Dearne Labour MP John Healey said: “The EMA has been a lifeline for young people, helping them to stay on and succeed in education.
“Since it was got rid of, in areas like ours fewer young people are going to college. I am pleased that our local college is willing to step in and support students where the Government has refused to.”