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Schools: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of the average cost pressures for schools for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. (205312)

The minimum funding guarantee for schools (MFG), which has been set at 2.1 per cent. for 2008 to 2011, is based on an assessment of average cost pressures schools will face from a range of pay and non-pay pressures at national level over the next three years. A spreadsheet detailing the estimated cost pressures and an explanatory note can be downloaded from the School Funding section of the TeacherNet website, on the ‘School Budget Setting 2008 to 2011’ page at the following web address:

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/schoolbudgets200811/

Annex A

2008-092009-10

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Expenditure type

Percentage of total expenditure

Percentage pressure

Pressure on budget

Percentage pressure

Pressure on budget

Percentage pressure

Pressure on budget

Percentage pressure

Pressure on budget

Teachers' Pay

57.4

Headline award

2.47

1.42

2.21

1.27

2.36

1.36

2.00

1.15

Other pay drift

0.15

0.08

0.15

0.08

0.10

0.06

0.10

0.06

Pensions

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Non-teaching pay

21.4

Headline award

2.00

0.43

2.00

0.43

2.00

0.43

2.00

0.43

Local pay implementation

2.00

0.43

1.50

0.32

2.00

0.43

1.50

0.32

LG pensions

2.00

0.43

0.75

0.16

2.00

0.43

0.75

0.16

Non-pay costs

21.2

2.70

0.57

2.70

0.57

2.70

0.57

2.70

0.57

Efficiency savings

-1.00

-1.00

-1.00

-1.00

Total

100

2.4

1.8

2.3

1.7

2010-11

High

Low

High

Low

Expenditure type

Percentage pressure

Pressure on budget

Percentage pressure

Pressure on budget

Teachers' Pay

Headline award

2.30

1.32

2.00

1.15

Other pay drift

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Pensions

-0.06

-0.03

-0.06

-0.03

Non-teaching pay

Headline award

2.00

0.43

2.00

0.43

Local pay implementation

2.00

0.43

1.50

0.32

LG pensions

2.00

0.43

0.75

0.16

Non-pay costs

2.70

0.57

2.70

0.57

Efficiency savings

-1.00

-1.00

Total

2.1

1.6