Cuts and closures

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‘No fat left to trim’: how spending cuts could affect UK government
As Rishi Sunak warns of a ‘profound economic challenge’, struggling departments face reduced budgets

Denis Campbell, Dan Sabbagh, Richard Adams and Patrick Butler

25, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Health and teaching unions aghast at Jeremy Hunt’s new era of Tory austerity
The chancellor sparked alarm among trade union leaders by promising ‘very difficult decisions’ for government budgets

Mark Townsend, Home Affairs Editor, and Michael Savage, Policy Editor

15, Oct, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Schools and libraries face huge cuts after soaring costs create £1.7bn shortfall
Exclusive: Emergency council cuts feared across England caused by inflation and higher energy costs

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

17, Jun, 2022 @6:04 PM

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Influential Pen Green children’s centre saved from closure after council U-turn
North Northamptonshire council announces midway through packed meeting it would keep nursery afloat – in short term

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

29, Mar, 2022 @6:46 PM

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Influential Pen Green children’s centre faces closure due to council cuts
Model for integrated early-years care that inspired Sure Start programme to lose ‘75% of our funding’

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

29, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘The hypocrisy is nauseating’: Wes Streeting on state school arts cuts
Shadow child poverty secretary wants all pupils to have access to arts education after decade of Tory cuts

Jessica Elgot

20, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Lack of support for theatre is to discourage dissent, says top playwright
Laura Wade, writer of Posh and Home, I’m Darling, criticises government’s attitude to industry as unions fight cuts to performing arts degrees

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Help our profession or UK’s shared history will be lost, say archaeologists
Brexit and university cutbacks are fuelling a crisis in recruitment of skilled workers

Dalya Alberge

30, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Parents forced to crowdfund to stop playgrounds in England crumbling
Plans for a ‘summer of play’ after lockdown in jeopardy as budget cuts see parks neglected

Harriet Grant

03, Apr, 2021 @11:50 AM

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Decade of progress in tackling pupil disadvantage 'wiped out'
Education charity finds coronavirus school closures may have reversed years of work to narrow gap in England

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

02, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Time for a government U-turn over shocking child poverty levels | Mary Bousted
Nine children in every school class of 30 are poor, as teachers know well. Has the pandemic at last made ministers care about it?

Mary Bousted

23, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Councillor's 'oven-ready' scheme to force private schools to pay their bit
Taunton councillor wants independent schools to forgo some tax relief to keep local services open. Could it be a model for the future?

Melissa Benn

31, Mar, 2020 @6:30 AM

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