Cash fears as schools on brink’
CASH-STARVED schools have hit “breaking point” according to new figures unearthed by the Lib Dems.
Inflation, rising salaries and pension contributions are draining finances.
And there will be an eight per cent increase in costs by 2020.
Lib Dem education spokesman John Pugh wants Prime Minister Theresa May to abandon plans for grammar schools and put more money into comprehensive schools.
He said: “It is a disgrace that while schools face a severe funding crisis, £240million is being spent on expanding grammars.
“Instead of giving every child a chance in life, it is slashing budgets and pushing through plans that will stretch our schools and teachers to breaking point.”
When asked about funding forecasts, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Schools Lord Nash said: “Schools, as with other public services, are facing cost pressures.
“These include salary rises, increases to National Insurance and Teachers’ Pension Scheme contributions and inflation.” TWO thirds of Brits admit sending naughty texts to the wrong person – often their boss or parents – says phone firm Envirofone.