EMAs are a waste of money and there are far better ways to encourage 16 year olds to remain in education. Providing a decent education might be a good start.
Pithy and correct.
EMAs are paid to those over 16 who remain in further education. Of course, when Labour passes their law to force young people to remain in education for another two years, can we assume that EMAs will no longer be paid out to those under 18...?