Education spending in the UK

Education spending peaked in around 2010 at 5.7% of GDP or £104 billion (2018-19 prices). It has fallen since then, but how much of this is due to changes to definitions, where does this leave the UK compared to other countries and how does this fall in spending compare to others over the past seven decades?…

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Spending of the Department for Education

On 1 July 2019 there will be an Estimates Day debate on the spending of the Department for Education.

The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee, following the publication of the 2019-20 Main Supply Estimates on 9 May 2019. The debate follows two applications to the Committee for debates on DFE spending: one from Robert Halfon MP (Conservative), chair of the Education Select Committee; James Frith MP (Labour), member of the Education Select Committee; Thelma Walker MP (Labour), member of the Education Select Committee; and Laura Smith MP (Labour); and another led by Anna Turley MP regarding spending on children’s services.

This debate comes at a time when the Government has recently introduced a new funding formula for schools and follows a previous Estimates day debate on Education spending in February 2019.…

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Spending of the Department for Education

On 26 February 2019 there will be an Estimates Day debate on the spending of the Department for Education.

The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee, following the publication of the 2018-19 Supplementary Estimates on 11 February 2019. The application to the Committee was made by Robert Halfon (Conservative), chair of the Education Select Committee, Meg Hillier (Labour), chair of the Committee of Public Accounts and Layla Moran, member of the Committee of Public Accounts and Liberal Democrat spokesperson on education.…

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The forthcoming review of post-18 education and funding

This House of Commons briefing paper discusses the post-18 education and student finance review and gives an outline of the post- 18 funding system in England. It suggests possible options for reform that the Review may propose, such as the lowering of higher education tuition fees and analyses the impact of these proposals.…

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Social Mobility Index by Constituency SMIC

The House of Commons Library’s Social Mobility Index by Constituency (SMIC) provides an indication of how likely a person from a disadvantaged background in each constituency is to progress to a higher social status later in life. The SMIC compares constituencies in England using 14 variables which represent four life stages: early years, school age, youth, and adulthood.

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