[wdmmg-discuss] Cuts to education spending
lisa.evans at okfn.org
Wed Jun 16 18:35:43 BST 2010
Gemma, this has been very useful.
I've outlined what we have done with this below, but I have two questions
for now: what is the saving that is required for the 2011-2012 and also
for in five years time?
We've taken a look in the press release
http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/5034 and saw that "£85 billion would be
needed by 2014-15" but of this £51 billion is already been planned by
Labour, so that leaves with £34 billion.
Would £34 billion be a good choice to set as our target for reductions
over 5 years? What would be a good target for 2011-2012, or a suggestion
for where I can look to find one?
Based on http://www.ifs.org.uk/budgets/gb2010/10chap7.pdf and Tim's
calculations we have come up with a list of tax increases and spending cuts:
Would be great to hear back what people think of these choices so far.
On Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Gemma Tetlow wrote:
> In relation to options for cuts, you might also be interested in this
> document (part of the February 2010 IFS Green Budget) which outlines some
> example tax increases and benefit cuts:
> On 15/06/2010 18:37, Lisa Evans wrote:
>> This is great, thank you Gemma.
>> We've just been reading this great document from the IFS:
>> as we are looking for example cuts and for the total amount that needs to
>> be saved.
>> On Thu, 10 Jun 2010, Gemma Tetlow wrote:
>> > Michael Gove has outlined exactly where the cuts to the Department for
>> > Education budget will come from:
>> > http://www.education.gov.uk/news/news/~/media/Files/lacuna/letters/MichaelGovetoEdBallsCuts.ashx
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