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NGA responds to Prime Minister's announcement on energy bills


The prime minister has today announced a six-month energy “guarantee” for the public sector, which will extend to schools.

We welcome this announcement whilst awaiting further clarification on how the guarantee will work and what will happen once it expires. It will provide some reassurance to governing boards throughout the country who are struggling to balance their budgets in the face of significant cost pressures and unfunded national pay awards for their staff.

However, the cost pressures remain and are creating serious challenges to long-term financial sustainability for schools and trusts, compounded by the fact that the funding for schools per-pupil remains below the level it was in 2010. We will continue to raise this issue with the government and repeat the call for more and more sustainable funding in the interests of children and young people. 

NGA want to hear your views and experience to help shape NGA's response to the emerging schools funding crisis. If you would like to share your story, please email