Education is the largest area of local government expenditure. It is also a vital national priority. Raising educational standards is the key to economic success and to tackling many social problems. For this reason, education deserves its place as a key priority at local level too. The fact that many authorities provide higher levels of funding than that indicated by education SSA alone underlines the priority which is given to it.
Public Enquiry Unit
Department for Education and Skills
Tel: 0800 000 2288