Public Finance, 1 June 2016

Public Finance published an article based on Reform‘s research into government reforms on school funding. More information on these findings can be found here.

Findings showed that although overall school funding will increase by 1.4% in real terms, the reality is that average spending per pupil will fall by 5.5 per cent. This reduction offers an opportunity for greater efficiencies to be gained in schools by achieving greater value for money, for example, in negotiating better rates for utilities and consultancy services. Amy Finch, Research Manager and Head of Education at Reform, was quoted:

“Greater efficiency across the school system is possible, and is urgently needed, for school performance to be maintained,” Finch added.

Public Finance education budget

 

 

 

Read the full article here.