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August 30th

Reversing cuts since 2009 to school spending per pupil would cost about £4.7bn in 2022–23

The IFS has published the schools chapter of its 2019 Annual Report on Education Spending in England, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. 

Main findings

  • Total school spending per pupil in England has fallen by 8% in real terms between 2009–10 and 2018–19. Reversing these cuts would cost £4.7 billion a year by 2022–23.
  • School spending per pupil has fallen fastest since 2015–16.

August 29th

Millennials in the East Midlands are earning less than people born 15 years earlier

Millennials in the North East have experienced the UK’s biggest pay growth compared to the generation before them, but those in the East Midlands are earning less than people born 15 years earlier, according to new Nuffield-funded research published today by the Resolution Foundation.

August 27th

New book introduces the power and excitement of economics to a wider audience

The CORE project has launched an updated version of their Economy, Society and Public Policy ebook in time for the new academic year.

August 2nd

Reform special guardianship to protect and support children and their carers

A call for significant changes to Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) includes ensuring family members who might become carers have direct experience of looking after the child before the court order is made.

A new research review shows that SGOs provide children with a safe, permanent home with family members when the court decides they cannot live with their birth parents.