Cuts Watch #6: Concerns over possible cuts in schools funding
There is growing concern from schools around the UK that funding for re-building programmes will be cut. In Cornwall, plans for the refurbishment of 16 schools – described by the local council as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform secondary education in Cornwall” – have been put on hold. School in areas including Sutton and Croydon and Worcestershire have also expressed concern. In Sefton, it looks as if plans to transform every school in Crosby may be scrapped.
It is clear that these cuts would have a real impact on private sector jobs – for example in Kent, large numbers of building contractors and architects stand to be affected if the refurbishment of 134 schools is cut.