Browse IFS
Publication types
IFS Briefing Notes
October 2011 BN121
Article
Trends in education and schools spending
Type: IFS Briefing Notes
Authors: Haroon Chowdry and Luke Sibieta

Download BibTex file | 

Until recently, education spending has enjoyed healthy year-on-year increases, but that is set to change. Along with most areas of government spending, education spending is set to shrink over the current Spending Review period. What will be the size of the total cuts and how will they be shared across different areas of education spending? Somewhat surprisingly, the answers to these questions cannot be easily found in current data published by the government.

In this Briefing Note, we produce new estimates of the likely cuts to overall public spending on education in the UK up to 2014-15. We have also pieced together various published plans for grants and specific components of education spending. This provides the most comprehensive analysis of the pattern of cuts across different areas of education spending published to date. We also analyse which types of schools are likely to see the largest increases in funding and which are likely to see real-terms cuts.

Download full version (PDF 1100 KB)

Search

Title (or part of title)
Author surname (or part of surname)

Recent publications
View all IFS Briefing Notes in the series

Recent IFS Briefing Notes

Subscribe via one of these feeds for IFS Briefing Notes:
RSS feed
Atom feed