8 May '14

News Free schools project put in peril by soaring costs MPs

Damning report by public accounts committee calculates that £240m has been spent in areas with no shortagesThe government has spent £240m on free schools in areas that don't need them and the programme risks blowing out its budget due to lax financial management and rising costs, MPs report today.In a damning evaluation the public accounts committee's report cites poor value for money in the planning and oversight of free schools, the state-funded institutions introduced by Michael Gove as education secretary since 2010. Continue reading...

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