THE future of Torridge Training Services will soon be under serious threat, says local Tory MP Geoffrey Cox, because of changes to the Government's New Deal funding structure. It would mean that training organisations such as TTS would only receive payme

THE future of Torridge Training Services will soon be under serious threat, says local Tory MP Geoffrey Cox, because of changes to the Government's New Deal funding structure.It would mean that training organisations such as TTS would only receive payment if a client remained in employment within six months of attending a course.Chief executive Brett Parker said TTS could not run on the premise that it may or may not be paid for work carried out six months previously.Geoffrey Cox said:"TTS are doing a vital and extremely good job for those who have been long-term unemployed, who are lone parents, are rurally isolated, have disabilities, or a history of offending. "This is now threatened by Government plans which TTS believe will be financially disastrous and I shall be raising the problem with the Learning & Skills Council and the Government to bring home to them the critical need in low wage, rural areas such as ours for these services to continue to be provided locally.