Statement on education funding

03 September 2019

Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson has updated the House of Commons on education funding.

The Secretary of State told MPs,

"We are allocating funding so that every school's per-pupil-funding can rise at least in line with inflation and to accelerate gains for areas of the country which have been historically underfunded, with most areas seeing significant gains above inflation we'll ensure that all schools are allocated their gains under a formula in full next year."

Responding on behalf of the Opposition, Shadow Minister Angela Raynor asked,

"How much funding has been cut since 2010 and how many of those cuts are left in place? Because as welcome as it is that they have finally accepted the failures of austerity, they won't fool anyone into thinking it's over. As teachers and parents start term this week too many will be in schools that face immediate financial crisis, so can he tell the House why there is nothing for this year?"

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