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Education: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 43591, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor and (b) Prime Minster on the potential merits of providing additional funding for education recovery from the covid-19 outbreak as part of the Spending Review.

Answered on

14 September 2021

Since June 2020, the Department has announced more than £3 billion to support education recovery, including over £950 million of flexible funding to schools and £1.5 billion for national tutoring.

The Government will consider what more needs to be done in the context of the forthcoming Spending Review, including a review of time spent in school and 16-19 education and the impact this could have on children and young people’s attainment and wellbeing.