Spring Budget 2017: What this means for education

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Matthew Smith, Head of law firm Blake Morgan's Education Sector said: "Mr Hammond’s commitment to investing in skills and education is likely to be welcomed, given the central role of training and education in delivering long term prosperity and productivity. That said, the announcement of funding for a further 110 free schools is relevant only to part of the English education system. 

"It remains to be seen whether the commitment of a further £216m for the schools estate in England will go far enough to meet the current and future needs of schools and as ever, we expect the devil to be in the detail when the forthcoming schools White Paper is published-  in some cases it may be a big ask to expect universities and other schools to sponsor new free schools.”

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