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Education is a ‘winner’ in the race to avoid cuts

20 October 2010

The Chancellor announced in today’s Comprehensive Spending Review that the Education sector will see a rise in expenditure in real terms from £35bn to £39bn over the next four years.

Among the announcements cash funding per-pupil will not fall, £15.8bn will be set aside to rebuild and refurbish 600 schools, a £2.5 billion pupil premium initiative will be introduced and ring-fenced funds will be swept away so that schools can decide how to spend their money as they see best. Services that will be protected include Sure Start and the 15 hours a week free education for all three and four year olds.

In November the DfE will publish its plans for reform for the next four years to ensure that their priorities are clear and the public can hold them to account.

Michael Gove has stated that the government are “protecting the frontline” in education; he will certainly be relieved to have escaped the brutal cuts that are facing most government departments.

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