Archive for February, 2017

Annal Nayyar reports: school rates going to increase?

Schools are facing a £131m rise in business rates in the next five years – with bills more than doubling for some. The figures suggest that the bill for state schools will rise from £791m to £922m a year by 2020-21. A government spokesman said: “We simply do not recognise these figures. In fact, state [...]

Annal Nayyar reports: as BBC suggest The Treasury has taken back £384m originally promised for schools in England – at a time when head teachers are protesting about a cash crisis

The Treasury has taken back £384m originally promised for schools in England – at a time when head teachers are protesting about a cash crisis. The money had been announced last year to fund a plan to require all schools to become academies. But the Department for Education has revealed that when the compulsory academy [...]

bbc reports More than half of academies in England have lacked enough income to cover their annual expenditure, according to figures revealed by ministers

An answer to a Parliamentary question shows that the proportion of academy trusts with an annual shortfall doubled in two years. It comes amid growing warnings about school funding shortages. But Schools Minister Nick Gibb told MPs on Tuesday that school funding had been protected and was at record levels. The figures have been revealed [...]