Schools: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Efficiency Review of 27 February 2017, what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed six per cent budget savings on spending on schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

As included in HM Treasury’s announcement of the Efficiency Review, the protected core schools budget does not come under the scope of the review. We are providing advice and support to help schools use their funding in cost effective ways, so‎ they get the best possible value for their pupils.

The announcement of the Efficiency Review can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/efficiency-review-to-drive-productive-public-services

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