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STAFF FACE JOB LOSSES IN EDUCATION CASH CRISIS

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Education staff and teachers are being made redundant as councils face a crisis over funding, a survey claims. ...
Education staff and teachers are being made redundant as councils face a crisis over funding, a survey claims.

In Essex CC 27 education staff have been laid off recently with schools facing deficits of up to £175,000, and in London, Wandsworth LBC's schools will be setting deficit budgets for the first time ever.

The survey, by the Local Government Association's Conservative group, also reported that Norfolk CC - education secretary Charles Clarke's council - was facing a £3.5m education shortfall despite investing £1.5m of its own reserves.

Peter Chalke (Con), vice chair of the LGA's education executive, said: 'The picture is bleak. The budgets of councils are at breaking point. Central government has simply not given councils enough cash, leaving many with little option but to raise council tax and slash services.'
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