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Cuts to BSF – the pressure mounts on Gove

6 August 2010

Councillors from Sandwell met the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, this week to ask him not to scrap BSF in their area.  Many local authorities are considering legal action against the Government after investing huge amounts of money in the scheme. The Government has said that funding will still be available for repairs and refurbishment of schools. However, teaching unions continue to oppose the cuts.  Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, has said the Government has “jeopardised the educational future” of many children.  With the pressure mounting on Michael Gove, the momentum for legal challenges by local authorities appears to be increasing.

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