Comprehensive Spending Review

The Department of Education is being asked for savings of just one per cent over the four years of the spending review. This includes reductions of a third in the back office administration, sharp cuts in building works, and the abolition of education quangos - the General Teaching Council for England, Becta, and the Qualifications and Development Agency. However, the schools budget is actually being increased from £35 billion to £39 billion a year. But universities in England are to face a 40% cut to their teaching budgets and colleges a 25% cut. Leadership Briefing 5.05 (53)

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