Education: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th April 2019.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of education funding in England.

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

The Department frequently reviews the adequacy of funding across its sectors. An additional £1.3 billion has been invested in schools across 2018/19 and 2019/20, over and above the allocations set out at the last Spending Review. £7 billion will be invested in further education and skills this year alone to make sure there is an education or training place for every 16 to 19-year old who wants one, and a major review of post-18 education and funding is underway.

The Spending Review presents an opportunity for the Department to comprehensively review its spending. The Department is committed to working with the Treasury to understand what resources the education sector needs over the coming years, and to securing the right deal for education.

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