A leading performing arts college has described the decision to stop housing benefit to its students as "catastrophic".Really? We don't have enough dancers already?
Those affected are on the college's foundation course and three year diploma in theatre and dance - which costs £16,500 a year - and launched the career of many of the country's top performers, including...*holds breath in anticipation*
...Victoria Beckham, and actress Kerry Ellis who sings with Brian May.Oh. *shrugs*
Peter Barlow, consultant at Laine Theatre Arts in East Street, said they informed the students of the ‘sudden loss’ by email today.
Mr Barlow said: "We are understandably very upset.Oh, I bet they've never seen you very upset, eh, Peter?
"It’s devastating really because it is going to have a catastrophic effect on individuals and the college itself.Steady on. Don't over-dramatise th...
"Some of these students may not be able to return to their studies. They have been relying on that additional money."Yes. That's the problem. What happened to waiting tables while you wait for your break into stardom? *tuts*
He said: "They want to pursue vocational training to become highly skilled professionals. The Government are continually penalising them and making it more and more difficult."My plumber and tree-surgeon are 'highly skilled professionals'. People who prance around on stage? Not so much...