Welsh schools granted extra help

9th February 2001 at 00:00
WELSH education authorities are to get an extra pound;6 million this year so that school improvements are not knocked off course by the cost of meeting the teachers' pay settlement. The money will be paid by special grant and should enable council to pay the 3.7 per cent rise for teachers announced last week without cutting back on planned improvements. The extra funds will be allocated to the 22 authorities in Wales by the standard distribution formula for council revenue.

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