LEAs caught by pay reform cuts

7th January 2000 at 00:00
TWO-THIRDS of local education authorities must slash their budgets after belatedly learning of Government plans to syphon off pound;430 million for teachers' pay reforms, according the National Union of Teachers. Its survey of 52 of the 149 local authorites found that, to help pay for the Green Paper reforms, more than half were forced to pull out of planned Standards Fund bids. To qualify for government cash under this scheme, local authorities must meet half the cost of a successful bid.

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