17th November 2022

EPI comments on the Autumn Statement 2022

Natalie Perera, Chief Executive at the Education Policy Institute, said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s recognition of the importance of education within economic growth and the additional funding for schools. However, the allocation of this funding will be key in addressing challenges faced in particular parts of the country and by vulnerable groups of pupils. At this point, it’s unclear whether today’s increase in funding will be sufficient to resolve the real issues schools are facing, alongside such high levels of inflation.

“While the Chancellor re-iterated the Government’s commitment to reviewing the country’s skills system, we still await further detail of what this might entail. Noticeably, funding commitments for both post-16 and early years settings were not outlined in today’s statement. It’s important that they are not overlooked in the months ahead, with each serving incredibly important phases within a young person’s journey through education and toward the employment market.”

You can find full details of the Government’s Autumn Statement here.