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Councils' BSF claim

Local authorities in England which missed out on vast sums of school- rebuilding cash are joining forces to mount a legal challenge against the Westminster Government. Education Secretary Michael Gove has called a halt to the pound;55 billion Building Schools for the Future programme, removing more than 700 school building projects from it altogether. The decision means local authorities have lost over pound;200 million of public money they had spent preparing for the projects.

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