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A week in secondary: 10 August 2018

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Independent analysis shows there have been cuts of more than £400 million to education spending since 2010, Scottish Labour has said. The research, commissioned by Labour and conducted by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, reveals that local authority education spending decreased from £5.3 billion in 2009-10 to £4.9 billion in 2017-18, (a fall of 7.5 per cent), despite Pupil Equity Funding being factored in for 2017-18. The government, however, insisted that the latest official figures, for 2016-17, show a real-terms increase in education spending.

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