Posted on 23/11/2015 by David Owen
Plans to redress differences in school funding across England are expected to be outlined in the Autumn Statement.
Change will begin in 2017-18 after consultation on the details, which could happen in early 2016, George Osborne is likely to say on Wednesday.
This would begin to reduce historical variations in funding per pupil between different areas of England.
School budgets face a likely fall of 8% per pupil due to rising costs during the next five years.
Against that background ministers have accepted that funding differences which have accumulated over decades need to be addressed.