School Budgets: Impact of Inflation

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 4th July 2022.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

Inflation is hitting all schools and colleges hard across my constituency, but unlike academies, councils, schools and other education providers, colleges cannot claim back VAT on supplies and services. Will the Minister speak with officials in other Departments to consider that issue, and to ensure that colleges such as Derwentside College in my constituency are able to do the best they can with the price pressures they are facing at the moment?