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COUNCILS ACCUSED OF 'SIPHONING OFF' SCHOOLS CASH

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The Daily Telegraph (p11) reports that the government has failed to deliver the extra£1 billion it promised for sc...
The Daily Telegraph (p11) reports that the government has failed to deliver the extra£1 billion it promised for schools this year because local authorities have spent more than a third of it on other things.

Budgets set by 152 councils, says the paper, show that schools will receive only£539m of the£835m additional money for England promised by Gordon Brown the chancellor in his budget.

The figures explain why schools have complained of funding cuts and threats of redundancies despite claims by the government that it is spending far more on education than the Conservatives planned to when in office.

David Blunkett, education secretary, has warned that he will expose the authorities which have refused to pass money on to schools and yesterday a senior government source named Buckinghamshire and Essex CCs as among the worst 'offenders'.
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