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?…Read more
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.…Read more
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper provides information on the forthcoming devolution of the Adult Education Budget from the 2019-20 academic year. …Read more
On 12 June 2019 there will be a Opposition Day debate on Inequality and Social Mobility. This debate will take place in the main chamber.…Read more
A Westminster Hall debate on the subject of “Social Mobility and Treasury Reform has been scheduled for 9.30am on 11 June 2019. The debate has been initiated by Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.…Read more
There will be a debate on education funding on Tuesday 4 June 2019. This will be led by Gordon Henderson MP and will take place in Westminster Hall for one hour, starting at 6.30pm.…Read more
The Augar review of post-18 education was finally published on 30 May 2019. This paper looks at its recommendations and some of the initial responses to it.…Read more
What is the law around post-16 SEND? What are EHC plans? What support can those age 16-25 get? How many receive support? How is it funded? How are disputes handled? How does the system in higher education differ? …Read more
A Westminster Hall debate is to be held on 5 March 2019 on the future funding of Catholic sixth form colleges (SFCs) and issues around their conversion to academy status.…Read more
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.…Read more
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.…Read more
A Westminster Hall debate on the ‘Global education for the most marginalised’ is scheduled for Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 2:30-4:00pm. The Member leading the debate is David Linden MP.…Read more
On 21 January 2019, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the motion “That this House has considered e-petition 229744 relating to college funding.” The debate will begin at 4:30pm.…Read more
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.
This House of Commons library briefing outlines the arrangements for transport to education and training for students between the ages of 16 to 19. …Read more
This Debate Pack provides background on Department for Education spending. It covers spending on schools, further and higher education.…Read more