Finance

By William Eichler | May 26, 2017

Tory manifesto proposals could see school budgets cut, think tank says

Tory manifesto proposals could see school budgets cut, think tank says

School spending plans outlined in the Conservative Party manifesto could see school budgets cut by 7%, financial experts say.

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