What does the future hold for Education Finance?


This Children's Services Finance Advisory Network (CSFAN) briefing considers the 'firm intentions' and the questions raised in the March 2012 school funding consultation. The impact on the local authority in terms of the reduction in allowable formula factors will no doubt raise challenges in some areas as the needs of schools (i.e. small school and infant class sizes) must be addressed through a narrower set of rules.

The briefing also examines the role of the local authority as a direct provider, and highlights the fact that the changes proposed mean this role is clearly diminishing and so this sets its own challenges as to which route to pursue.