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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money was reallocated from the Dedicated Schools Grant towards the High Needs Block in each local authority area in England in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2018-19, local authorities were free to determine the balance of funding between their schools, high needs and early years budgets, all funded from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). It is not possible to give figures for transfers from the schools block to high needs, as the precise amounts spent by local authorities will also be affected by transfers to and from DSG reserves, and any funding from other sources (for instance, local authorities’ general funds) spent on educational purposes.</p><p>In 2018-19, with the introduction of the national funding formulae for schools and high needs, we have limited this flexibility in order to ensure that the majority of schools funding that local authorities receive is going directly to schools.</p><p>Local authorities are able to move up to 0.5% of their funding from the schools block to the high needs block, with agreement of their schools forum. This is explained in the high needs operational guide, available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-needs-funding-arrangements-2019-to-2020" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-needs-funding-arrangements-2019-to-2020</a>. Where a local authority wishes to move more funding, or the forum does not agree to the transfer, the local authority will be required to seek recourse to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education. Last year, after thorough consideration, 13 local authorities were granted the ability to move funding under these circumstances.</p><p>We will publish data shortly showing the amount of schools block funding the local authorities has allocated this year, compared to the amount they received, thereby providing an indication of funding directed to other areas, such as high needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T17:18:42.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:18:42.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase funding for special needs education. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
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Kate Hollern more like this
star this property uin 191468 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Nationally, high needs funding has risen by £1 billion since 2013-14, to just under £6 billion in 2018-19, and will rise to over £6 billion in 2019-20. The additional £1.3 billion announced last year for schools and high needs is above and beyond what was promised at the 2015 spending review, and means that local authorities received an additional £140 million in high needs funding in 2018-19. Allocations for each local authority this year can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dedicated-schools-grant-dsg-2018-to-2019</a>.</p><p>Each local authority will attract a 1% increase in underlying funding per head of the population aged 2-18 years old in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18, following the increase of 0.5% they attracted last year. Underfunded authorities will continue to see higher increases – of up to 6% per head of of the population aged 2-18 years old, compared to 2017-18.</p><p>We are listening to the concerns that some have expressed about the pressures on high needs budgets. We are monitoring the impact of our national funding formula for high needs on local authority spending decisions, and are keeping the overall amount of funding for high needs under review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T16:51:23.77Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:51:23.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Hollern more like this