Anne Main calls for a long-term settlement for education funding for 16 to 19-year-olds

24th June 2019

Anne Main calls for a long-term settlement for education funding for 16 to 19-year-olds to enable long-term planning which is impossible on the basis of a year-on-year settlement.

Schools in my constituency have been arguing for more funding at every level, but they particularly want a funding settlement for 16 to 19-year-olds that represents the pressures on them. What more can be done to ensure that there is a long-term settlement, not a year-on-year settlement? Planning long term is something that schools find enormously important.

My hon. Friend raises an important point. The difficulty with managing budgets on an annual basis is that, in order to make provision and plans that are sustainable, colleges and schools often need a longer-term settlement. I am sure the Minister for School Standards and I will be raising exactly the point that she has made.

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