Friday 11 January 2019 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner responding to EPI report

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the Education Policy Institute report on school finances, said:

“The Conservatives have cut school budgets for the first time in a generation, yet they refuse to accept that this is creating a crisis in our schools, even as their own figures show the number of schools in deficit is skyrocketing.

“These cuts have made it impossible for many schools to even make ends meet, and there will be a generation of children paying the price for the Conservatives’ failure.

“The next Labour government will end the Tory cuts to our schools and increase per-pupil funding in real terms, giving every school the resources they need.”